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Early Grey
Xylocampa areola (Esper, 1789)
Noctuidae: Psaphidinae
2243 / 73.069
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  31/03/2017 - Norwich, South Croft, Hethersett

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Hada plebeja
Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation Mar-May.
Foodplant:   Honeysuckles.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
As the English name suggests, this is one of the earliest moths to emerge in the season.
Broad-leaved woodland, heathland, scrub, fens, hedgerows and gardens.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1841.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/03/2020227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/03/2020227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/03/2020227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
24/03/2020727TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
23/03/2020227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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