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Cloaked Minor
Mesoligia furuncula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2341 / 73.172
Photo © Lynnette Nicholson,  05/07/2019 - Paston

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Similar Norfolk Species
Small Dotted Buff
Photedes minima
Small Wainscot
Denticucullus pygmina
Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
A very variable species with a wide range of colour forms and patterns.
Fens, grassland, open woodland, scrub, heathland and gardens.

Recorded in 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
08/09/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
06/09/2020128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
28/08/2020128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
27/08/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
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