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Purple Clay
Diarsia brunnea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Noctuinae
2122 / 73.332
Photo © Martin Rejzek,  02/07/2021 - Breck Farm, Norfolk

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Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Local.
Broadleaved woodland and wooded heathland.

Recorded in 53 (72%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
31/07/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
17/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
17/07/2021128TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
17/07/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
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