Noctuidae : Dilobinae
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Photo © Zac Madgett,  Thwaite St. Mary 23/10/12

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Figure of Eight
Diloba caeruleocephala

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2020 / 73.033

Norfolk status
Very scarce in recent years.
Characteristic '8' marking on the forewing.
Male has feathered antennae.
Hedgerows, woodland, gardens.

After a gap of ten years, two specimens recorded in gardens on the same night in 2012! Thwaite St. Mary (Z. Madgett, 23/10/12) and Snettisham (R. Roche, 23/10/12). Not recorded again until 2020.

Verification Grade Comment: Declining species

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 42 (57%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
09/10/2023128TF63Hunstanton
06/10/2023128TF63Hunstanton
12/10/2022128TF63Heacham
06/10/2022128TF63Hunstanton
17/10/2020128TF71West Bilney
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Forewing: 15-19mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Nov.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorns, Plum, Cherry, Crab Apple
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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