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Muslin Moth
Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2063 / 72.022
Photo © Matthew Casey,  04/05/2019 - Hethersett

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Forewing: M 14-17mm. F 17-19mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Male nocturnal and female diurnal.
Showing distinct sexual dimorphism , the males of this moth are soft brown, the females white, both sparsely speckled with black.
Widespread.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2020128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
01/08/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
26/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
29/06/2020128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
19/06/2020128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
Further info: Diaphora mendica
 
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