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Nycterosea obstipata (Fabricius, 1794)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1720 / 70.047
Photo © Matthew Casey,  24/03/2017 - costessey

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: Arrive April-Nov.
Foodplant:   Various low-growing plants.
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Immigrant.

Widespread records from across Norfolk.

The species is sexually dimorphic.
Male: Orange brown forewing with narrow dark central cross-band.
Female: Deep rosewood-brown colour with a small black, white ringed central dot.

Recorded in 41 (59%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/10/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
10/07/2019128TF41 - W.Walton/Walpole
14/11/2018128TM09 - Attleborough
15/10/2018128TF91 - Dereham
10/06/2017128TF80 - Swaffham
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