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Merrifieldia baliodactylus
Dingy White Plume

(Zeller, 1841)45.034/1512
Norfolk status
Hillsides and waste ground generally on calcareous soils. Well established at a single west Norfolk site.

In the spring, look for wilted stems of Marjoram betraying presence of larva.

Originally thought a new county record in 2001, however an older Norfolk record exists from 1992 at the same site.

Recently discovered in the Ken Durrant Collection at Norwich Castle Museum from a second site - Beeston Common in 2001. This is an interesting record as the foodplant does not occur on the site! It could occur in adjacent gardens where Marjoam grows, a wind-blown vagrant or maybe a case of mislabelling?

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1992.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/07/2018928TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
08/07/2018528TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
01/07/20181228TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
27/06/2016228TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
18/06/2016128TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
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Wingspan: 20-27mm.
Season: July - August.
Foodplant:   Wild Marjoram.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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