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Feathered Ranunculus
Polymixis lichenea (Hübner, 1813)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2255 / 73.235
Photo © Peter Tilley

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Large Ranunculus
Polymixis flavicincta
Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Mainly coastal areas, vegetated shingle, limestone and chalk slopes.
Ssp. lichenea found in Norfolk. Tends to be paler in Calcareous areas.

Recorded in 28 (41%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/2020328TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
14/09/2020228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
13/09/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
21/10/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
16/10/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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