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Dot Moth
Melanchra persicariae

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2155 / 73.270
Norfolk status
Common.
Flying from June to August, has bluish black wings with a distinctive white spot (the dot). It can be found in a variety of habitats including gardens and suburban waste ground.

Larvae August to October, feeding on many wild and garden plants and also, reportedly, on sallow, elder and larch saplings, Japanese anemone, Anemone japonica, and lupin.

Recorded in 67 (91%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/08/2021127TG50 - Yarmouth
13/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
06/08/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
05/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
04/08/2021228TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 16-21mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous and woody plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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