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Campion
Sideridis rivularis (Fabricius, 1775)
Noctuidae: Hadeninae
2166 / 73.276
Photo © Matthew Casey,  24/07/2020 - Hethersett

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Similar Norfolk Species
Lychnis
Hadena bicruris
Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: Two generations May-June. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Red, White and Sea Campion.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Common.
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 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/2022227TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
06/08/2022128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
06/08/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
06/08/2022228TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
04/08/2022227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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