Depressariidae : Depressariinae
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Depressaria radiella
Parsnip Moth

(Retzius, 1783)672 / 32.036
=Depressaria heraclei
=Depressaria pastinacella

Norfolk status
Common.
Moths fly at night and can be found feeding at flowers at grassland habitats and coastal areas where Hogweed found.

Largest of the British Depressaria. A well marked species with numerous longitudinal black streaks on the wing always finishing before the termen.

Recorded in 53 (72%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
18/05/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
14/05/2024127TG11Costessey
13/05/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
10/05/2024128TL99Rockland St Peter
09/05/2024127TG10Cringleford / Intwood
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Wingspan: 23-28 mm
Flight: Sept - overwinter - May.
Foodplant:   Wild parsnip, Hogweed
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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