Crambidae : Spilomelinae
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Palpita vitrealis
Olive-tree Pearl

(Rossi, 1794)1408 / 63.048
=Palpita unionalis (Hub.)
Norfolk status
Uncommon migrant.
Translucent wings with a slight sheen and an orange or brown leading edge.

Several records in recent years.

C.Barret [VCH 1901] "Margarodes unionalis, Hb. A single specimen of this rarity was captured at Yarmouth on June 15th, 1880, by Mrs.Wheeler. It was sitting upon a grass-culm on the sandhills. It has been placed by Dr. F. D. Wheeler in my collection"

Recorded in 21 (30%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/08/2019128TF41 - W.Walton/Walpole
01/08/2019127TG20 - Norwich
02/07/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
05/11/2018127TG14 - Sheringham
21/10/2018128TF80 - Swaffham
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2019

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Wingspan: 27 -31 mm.
Season: Autumn.
Foodplant:   Jasmine and Olive.
Nat Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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