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Helotropha leucostigma (Hübner, 1808)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2368 / 73.119
Photo © Ed Parnell,  25/08/2019 - Wymondham

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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Yellow Iris, Great Fen-sedge.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
In addition to the typical form there is a well-marked variation, f. fibrosa, which is just as frequent, as well as several intermediate forms.
Fens, marshes, riversides, margins of lakes and ditches.
Well recorded on Norfolk Broads.

Recorded in 58 (84%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/08/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
28/08/2020128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
23/08/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
19/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
18/08/2020227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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