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Muslin Moth
Diaphora mendica (Clerck, 1759)
Erebidae: Arctiinae
2063 / 72.022
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Forewing: M 14-17mm. F 17-19mm.
Flight: One generation April-June.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Widespread.
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.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/06/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
10/06/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
10/06/2021227TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
09/06/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
09/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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