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Sclerocona acutellus
Reed Pearl

(Eversmann, 1842)1374a / 63.026
=Thatch Pearl

Norfolk status
Suspected rare immigrant and adventive species originating from reeds imported from central Europe.

First UK record in Hampshire 1988, with a number of records subsequently taken in the UK, many of which have been in close proximity to newly-thatched cottages.

First Norfolk record in July 2012, trapped in a garden near Riddlington (M. A'Court, 04/07/12) seen again in 2020 at Riddlington (A. Mansfield), suspected to have been imported in nearby thatch from the Ukraine.

Recorded in 2021 at Catfield Fen.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2012.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
19/07/2022127TG31Bure Marshes NNR
17/06/2022127TG31Wroxham
16/06/2021127TG32Irstead / Catfield
03/07/2020127TG33Ridlington
20/06/2020127TG33Ridlington
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Wingspan: 25-30mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Common Reed
Nat Status: Migrant/Adventive
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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