Crambidae : Spilomelinae
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Photo © J Geeson,  Barnham Broom 30/07/13

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Mecyna flavalis
Chalk Hill Pearl

Caradja, 19161396 / 63.039
=Yellow Pearl

Norfolk status
A very local and scarce species in Britain, found on chalk downland and grassy slopes in parts of southern England, predominantly coastal.

Old records from Cawston and Halvergate (Barrett, 1890)

Record from Barnham Broom in 2013, the first Norfolk record since the Victorian era! (J&J Geeson, 30/07/13)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (5%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Note diagnostic third stigmatal spot on the forewing. - Barnham Broom, J Geeson 12.08.13 (coll. J Clifton)
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
26/06/2020127TG20Poringland
30/07/2013127TG00Barnham Broom
1890+27TG12Cawston
1890+27TG40Reedham / Berney¬†Arms
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Wingspan: 25-29 mm.
Flight: July and August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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