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Pale November Moth
Epirrita christyi (Allen, 1906)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1796 / 70.108
Photo © Dave Appleton,  29/10/2015 - North Elmham - male (gen det)

Similar Norfolk Species
November Moth
Epirrita dilutata
Autumnal Moth
Epirrita autumnata
Forewing: 15-20mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Nov.
Foodplant:   Beech, birches, elms, Alder, hazel.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
One of the Epirrita genus trio. Very difficult to separate on markings alone.

Best identified by reference to the genitalia.

Tends to favour more wooded habitats.

Verification Grade Comment: Very difficult to separate on markings alone.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 33 (48%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/10/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
30/10/2020528TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
29/10/2020228TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
29/10/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
26/10/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
Further info: Epirrita christyi
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