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Pale Pinion
Lithophane socia (Clerck, 1759)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2236 / 73.201
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  23/04/2022 - Peddars Way

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Tawny Pinion
Lithophane semibrunnea
Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: Oct-May. (hibernating)
Foodplant:   Oaks. birches, sallows, Hazel other trees and shrubs.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Status
Widespread and common.
New resident in Norfolk from 2002.
Inhabiting broad-leaved woodland and parkland, the moths are on the wing in October and November, and reappear after hibernation in early spring, when breeding occurs.

Since first recorded at Wells in 2002, has now rapidly spread over the county, with many records from 2006 onwards.

Recorded in 55 (74%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2024.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
12/05/2024127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
11/05/2024127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
09/05/2024128TF83North Creake
06/05/2024128TL79Cranwich
05/05/2024128TF83North Creake
01/05/2024127TG14Felbrigg / Runton
13/04/2024127TG42Eccles
11/04/2024127TG42Eccles
11/04/2024127TG14Felbrigg / Runton
10/04/2024128TF91Dereham 
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