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Green-brindled Crescent
Allophyes oxyacanthae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2245 / 73.068

Norfolk status
Widespread Autumnal species.
Two distinct forms, and their intermediates, are regularly seen. The typical form has patches of metallic green scales giving it an attractive sheen in the correct light. A melanic form, (f. capucina) is found in suburban areas, and shows much less green.
Broad-leaved woodland, scrub and gardens.

Recorded in 66 (89%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1840.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
20/11/2023127TG31Upton
18/11/2023127TG11Costessey
14/11/2023128TF83North Creake
14/11/2023127TG04Cley next the Sea
14/11/2023127TG10Cringleford / Intwood
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Nov.
Foodplant:   Hawthorns, Blackthorn, Dog-rose, Crab Apple
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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