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Similar Norfolk Species
Merrifieldia tridactyla
Western Thyme Plume
Merrifieldia baliodactylus
Dingy White Plume
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Merrifieldia leucodactyla
Thyme Plume

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1510 / 45.033
Norfolk status
More frequent in the south of England in habitats where Wild thyme (Thymus polytrichus) grows.

Around ten West Norfolk records dating from Barrett 1899.

Care is required with the identification of these three look-alike Merrifielda as all can show a size overlap and all occur in calcareous areas.

Recorded in 16 (22%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/08/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
05/08/2020127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
01/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
01/08/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
31/07/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
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Wingspan: c.21 mm.
Flight: June to August
Foodplant:   Wild thyme
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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