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Scarce Bordered Straw
Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner, 1808)
Noctuidae: Heliothinae
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Photo © Tony Bellars,  12/09/2015Kings Lynn

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Similar Norfolk Species
Bordered Straw
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Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: Recorded all months (most Sept-Oct)
Foodplant:   Scarlet Geranium and Yellow-rattle. others.
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Immigrant.
Records from coastal areas but some inland also.
Occurring most often in the autumn months Aug - Nov.

Recorded in 47 (68%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1889.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
02/09/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
19/08/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
16/08/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
13/08/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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