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Early Grey
Xylocampa areola

(Esper, 1789) 2243 / 73.069

Norfolk status
As the English name suggests, this is one of the earliest moths to emerge in the season.
Broad-leaved woodland, heathland, scrub, fens, hedgerows and gardens.
Widespread.

Recorded in 65 (88%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1841.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
19/04/2024127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
18/04/2024128TF62King's Lynn
16/04/2024128TF63Hunstanton
14/04/2024127TG42Eccles
14/04/2024127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation Mar-May.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckles
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]

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