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Nycterosea obstipata (Fabricius, 1794)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1720 / 70.047
Photo © Murray Smith,  10/11/2021 - Lingwood

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: Arrive April-Nov.
Foodplant:   Various low-growing plants.
Red List: NA (Not Applicable)
Ex 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 42 (57%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/11/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
15/11/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
12/11/2021128TM09 - Attleborough
10/11/2021127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
01/11/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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