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Griposia aprilina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
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Photo © Mike McCarthy,  09/10/2018 - Taverham

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 18-23mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Oct.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
One of our most beautiful moths.
Broad-leaved woodland, parkland, hedgerows and gardens.
Feeds at Ivy flowers and overripe berries.
Infamous for sitting just outside of the trap at dawn, rather than in it!

Recorded in 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/09/2020128TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
22/09/2020127TM08 - Banham/Lopham
21/09/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
23/05/2020128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
16/05/2020328TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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