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Tyta luctuosa

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2465 / 73.031
Norfolk status
Believed locally extinct former resident from Breckland and occasional migrant.

Diurnal, flies on sunny days. A very distinctive mainly black moth with four large white spots (two visible when at rest.)

Recent surveys in the Brecks from the Norfolk and Suffolk moth groups have failed to uncover this species.

Migrant records from Weybourne, Scolt Head and Snettisham in recent years.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 14 (19%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/07/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
14/08/2017128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
21/07/2006127TG14 - Sheringham
30/05/1996127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
1993+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Forewing: 12-13mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Field Bindweed
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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