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Scythris inspersella
Rosebay Runner

(Hübner, 1817)920a / 43.008
=Norfolk Owlet

Norfolk status
Dry soils, sand-dunes and waste ground.
Adults fly during the day, visiting flowers of the foodplant.

First found in the UK at Hockwold in 1977, though not identified until 1980. It was added to the British list in 1980 when found to be well established and locally common at Holkham in Norfolk.
In 1980 Many adult moths were seen, up to 6 adults per flower feeding in afternoon sunshine on Rosebay Willowherb along the dunes at Holkham. Extensive signs of larval damage also easily seen.

After a gap of 21 years, two specimens found in two hours of searching at Holkham in 2014 (A. Duff, S. Joyner. 07/08/14)

Discovered in Yorkshire (2001) and larvae found at Tunstall Common, Suffolk (A Prichard,

[MBGBI vol4.1 p292] [Ent. Gaz. 32]

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (8%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1977.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Scythris inspersella- Holkham 07.08.2014 A. Duff, S. Joyner. Gen. Det. (Female) J.Clifton
Scythris inspersella New to British fauna - K Sattler 1980. Ent. Gaz. 32. 13
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
21/06/2023+28TF74Holme NNR
17/07/2021128TF94Wells Salt Marshes
18/08/2020428TL88Two Mile Bottom / Jubilee Wood
14/08/2020128TL88Two Mile Bottom / Jubilee Wood
03/08/2020128TL88Two Mile Bottom / Jubilee Wood
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Wingspan: 13-15mm
Flight: July - Aug
Foodplant:   Rosebay Willowherb and other willhowherbs.
Nat Status: pRDB2
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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