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Tawny Pinion
Lithophane semibrunnea
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Pale Pinion
Lithophane socia

(Clerck, 1759) 2236 / 73.201
=Lithophane hepatica

Norfolk status
Widespread and common.
New resident in Norfolk from 2002.
Inhabiting broad-leaved woodland and parkland, the moths are on the wing in October and November, and reappear after hibernation in early spring, when breeding occurs.

Since first recorded at Wells in 2002, has now rapidly spread over the county, with many records from 2006 onwards.

Recorded in 55 (74%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
Pale Pinion (M) - Narborough 5-6-10 - J Wheeler
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
13/04/2024127TG42Eccles
11/04/2024127TG42Eccles
11/04/2024127TG14Felbrigg / Runton
10/04/2024128TF91Dereham 
08/04/2024127TG42Eccles
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: Oct-May. (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Oaks birches, sallows, Hazel other trees and shrubs
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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