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Dark Tussock
Dicallomera fascelina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Lymantriinae
2027 / 72.016
Photo © Malcolm Hillier

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Forewing: 18-28mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Heather, willows, Bramble, Hawthorn.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Status
Believed Locally extinct.
Well distributed in Dorset, New Forest, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and other areas.

Old Victorian records of larvae not uncommonly found in East Norfolk.

Verification Grade Comment: No modern-day records.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (5%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 1974.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
15/06/1974127TG04Cley next the Sea
1940 to 1960128TF84Burnham / Holkham
1873 to 1913+27TG20Norwich (Earlham)
1834+27TG50Great Yarmouth
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