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Mouse Moth
Amphipyra tragopoginis

(Clerck, 1759) 2299 / 73.064

Norfolk status
Widespread and common.
Plain-looking moth, with three dark dots on the forewing.
Many habitats including heathland, scrub, gardens, fens and woodland.

If disturbed, adult moths will scuttle away mouse-like rather than fly, hence the name!

Recorded in 68 (92%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
01/10/2023127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
01/10/2023128TF63Hunstanton
01/10/2023128TF94Blakeney Point / Stiffkey
30/09/2023327TG33Ridlington
26/09/2023128TF51Walpole Highway
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Forewing: 16-18mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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