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Oxyptilus parvidactyla
Small Plume
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Oxyptilus distans
Breckland Plume

(Zeller, 1847)45.026/1491
=Crombrugghia distans
Norfolk status
Local, records from Brecks and North Norfolk coast.
Grassland habitats.

C. Barrett [VCH 1901] "Oxyptilus distans, Z. Merton, Thetford, Brandon, Swaffham ; principally upon the' Breck-sand ' ; little known elsewhere in the United Kingdom"

Species originally recorded as Oxypilus laetus by Barret. Changed to O. Distans c1883 after correspondence with Prof. Zeller and by comparison with authentic specimens.

Recorded in 20 (29%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Oxyptilus distans (m) Holkham 18-8-2005 - J Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/09/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
08/09/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
27/08/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
19/08/2018228TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
14/08/2018127TG20 - Norwich
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Wingspan: 15-22mm.
Season: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   hawk-beards, hawkweeds and sow-thistles.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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