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Merveille du Jour
Griposia aprilina

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2247 / 73.224
=Dichonia aprilina

Norfolk status
Widespread.
One of our most beautiful moths, translates as 'Marvel of the Day' in French.
Broad-leaved woodland, parkland, hedgerows and gardens.
Feeds at Ivy flowers and overripe berries and is infamous for sitting just outside of the trap at dawn, rather than in it!

Recorded in 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

< Oak Rustic | Brindled Green >

Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
30/11/2023127TG33Ridlington
19/11/2023128TF63Heacham
15/11/2023128TF94Wells
14/11/2023127TG42Eccles
10/11/2023127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
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Forewing: 18-23mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Oct.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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