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Scarce Merveille du Jour
Moma alpium (Osbeck, 1778)
Noctuidae: Acronictinae
2277 / 73.034
Photo © Peter Buchner - Lepiforum

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Merveille du Jour
Griposia aprilina
Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, (Sessile Oak)
Nat Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Locally extinct.
Now confined to mature deciduous woodland in the very south and south-east of England.

Barrett [VCH 1901] Diphthera orion, Esp.
"Taken near Aldeby by Dr. Crowfoot; not observed elsewhere in the county"

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 1965.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1965+27TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
1960127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
1873 to 1913+27TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
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