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Similar Norfolk Species
Flame Shoulder
Ochropleura plecta
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Radford's Flame Shoulder
Ochropleura leucogaster

(Freyer, [1831]) 2102a / 73.330
Norfolk status
Rare immigrant, probable future colonist.

First recorded in Britain from West Sussex in 1983, with increasing records in recent years, covering nearly every southern county by 2021!

Similar to the Flame Shoulder (O. plecta), but larger, has a clean straight costa and elongated forewings with smaller stigmata and whiter hindwings. Usually a much later flight period, but late examples of plecta do also occur.

Please also note similar European sub-species unimacula (see info below)

Specimens must be retained for confirmation.

New for Norfolk in 2021 at Ridlington. (A. Mansfield, 28/10/21)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2021.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Comparison - leucogaster (L) plecta (R) J Wheeler
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta - sub-species unimacula - Jon Clifton
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/11/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
28/10/2021127TG33 - Bacton
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Forewing: 13-17mm
Flight: One generation, September to November
Foodplant:   Trefoils (Lotus) and other low-growing plants
Nat Status: Rare immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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