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Sideridis rivularis (Fabricius, 1775)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2166 / 73.276
Photo © Mick Norman,  07/07/2018 - Gaywood, Kings Lynn

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Hadena bicruris
Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: Two generations May-June. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Red, White and Sea Campion.
Red List: LC (Least Concern)
Ex Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Open grassy areas, fens, scrub, open woodland and gardens.

Purple-pink marbling when freshly emerged, putting the "camp" in to Campion!

The similar Lychnis does not show any pink/purple colouration, and the two forewing stigmata are often joined at the base.

Recorded in 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
03/09/2021127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
02/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
31/08/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
31/08/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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