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Merveille du Jour
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Scarce Merveille du Jour
Moma alpium

(Osbeck, 1778) 2277 / 73.034

Norfolk status
Locally extinct.
Now confined to mature deciduous woodland in the very south and south-east of England.

Barrett [VCH 1901] Diphthera orion, Esp.
"Taken near Aldeby by Dr. Crowfoot; not observed elsewhere in the county"

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 1965.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
1965+27TG02Foxley Wood
1960127TG11Felthorpe
1873 to 1913+27TM49Toft Monks
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, (Sessile Oak)
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]

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