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Sprawler
Asteroscopus sphinx

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2227 / 73.065

Norfolk status
Local.
Late-flying species from late October to December.
Broad-leaved woodland and other wooded areas.
No other similar species has such a late flight period.

The vernacular name 'Sprawler' comes from the larva's habit of throwing back its head in defensive.

Recorded in 56 (76%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
04/12/2023227TG20Stoke Holy Cross
23/11/2023128TL98Brettenham Heath
22/11/2023127TG11Drayton
22/11/2023628TM09Great Ellingham
22/11/2023228TL99Griston / Northacre
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 17-22mm.
Flight: One generation Oct-Dec.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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