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Zophodia grossulariella
Gooseberry Knot-horn

(Hübner, 1796)62.045/1464a
Norfolk status
Very rare migrant.

A large, grey moth with a distinctive dark-bordered band on the forewing.
The larvae feed on Gooseberry, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas, no evidence of breeding in the UK, although an adventive origin cannot be ruled out.

1st Norfolk & 2nd UK record at Rockland in 1992.

Verification Grade Comment: Scarce immigrant/possible adventive/few records

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Recorded in 2 (3%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1992.
Last Recorded in 2006.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/06/2006127TM17 - Scole
July 1997127TM17 - Scole
26/05/1992128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
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Wingspan: 25-36mm.
Season: May - June (?)
Foodplant:   Gooseberry
Nat Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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