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Nothris verbascella
Clay Sober

(Hübner, 1813)838 / 35.015
Norfolk status
Snettisham Carstone Quarry was the only known locality in Britain for Nothris verbascella.

Now believed to be extinct in the UK.

Larval searches in the Snettisham area carried out several times in recent years without success.

First UK specimens near Norwich by W. Wing in 1853.
Larvae first found at Snettisham in May 1967 by Chalmers-Hunt and A.M. Emmet.
Last recorded in 1971.
Thought that adverse weather conditions have eliminated the species.

[MBGBI Vol4.2 p221]

Verification Grade Comment: Considered Extinct

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 1971.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/06/1971328TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
1971+28TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
1971+28TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
1971328TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
1969128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Flight: May to September (two gens?)
Foodplant:   Hoary Mullein
Nat Status: Extinct
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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