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Marasmarcha lunaedactyla
Crescent Plume

(Haworth, 1811)45.023/1495
Norfolk status
Rare.

Distinctive moon-shaped creamy-white marking at the cleft in the brownish forewing.

Recorded from Cranwich Heath (Fenn, 1989) Grimes Graves area (Gregory, 2009) and Holt (Follows, 2010).

C. Barrett [VCH 1901] "Mimaesioptilus phzeodactylus, Hb, Hunstanton; taken by Mr. Atmore"

Recorded in 17 (25%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/07/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
01/07/2018128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
30/06/2018127TG14 - Sheringham
18/07/2017+28TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
24/06/2017127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
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Wingspan: 18-22mm.
Season: Late June - July
Foodplant:   Restharrow and Spiny Restharrow
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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