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Lunar Double-stripe
Minucia lunaris ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Erebidae: Erebinae
2456 / 72.086
Photo © Graham Wenman

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 23-26mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak.
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Rare immigrant.
First recorded at Lowestoft, Suffolk 1832, suggesting possible local establishment at the time.

Only modern day record, a presumed migrant, taken on a NMS field meeting at East Winch Common in 1992.

Barrett [VCH, 1901] Ophiodes lunaris, Sch.
"A single specimen of this, one of the rarest of British species, was captured at 'light' at Stratton Strawless, in 1878, by Dr. F. D. Wheeler"

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1878.
Last Recorded in 1992.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/05/1992128TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
1878127TG22 - Buxton
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