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White Colon
Sideridis turbida (Hübner, 1813)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2152 / 73.275
Photo © Brian Jones,  02/06/2013 - Yarmouth North Beach

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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Sea Rocket, Common Restharrow, Sea Sandwort, others.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Status
Local.
Nationally Scarce on dry, sandy habitats, this moth is mostly found around the coast.
Fairly well recorded at Norfolk coastal sites, although appears to be in decline in recent years.

Characteristic pair of vertically opposed small whitish dots (resembling a white colon) on the distal margin of the dorsal half of the stigma.

Recorded in 27 (36%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2024.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
24/05/2024128TF63Snettisham
23/05/2024128TF63Snettisham
21/05/2024128TF63Snettisham
19/05/2024127TG50Great Yarmouth
19/05/2024128TF63Snettisham
18/05/2024128TF63Heacham
17/05/2024128TF63Snettisham
17/05/2024128TF63Snettisham
16/05/2024128TF63Snettisham
14/05/2024128TF63Dersingham
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