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Purple Clay
Diarsia brunnea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2122 / 73.332
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  24/06/2022 - Cranwich

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Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Status
Local.
Broadleaved woodland and wooded heathland.

Recorded in 53 (72%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
13/07/2024227TG14Felbrigg / Runton
08/07/2024127TG42Eccles
05/07/2024127TG13Hempstead
03/07/2024127TG13Hempstead
26/06/2024127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
23/06/2024127TG13Hempstead
21/06/2024127TG42Eccles
21/06/2024128TL79Cranwich
04/06/2024128TF74Titchwell
16/08/2023127TG31Acle
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