Crambidae : Spilomelinae
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Photo © J Geeson,  Barnham Broom 30/07/13

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Mecyna flavalis
Yellow Pearl

Caradja, 19161396 / 63.039
Norfolk status
A very local and scarce species in Britain, found on chalk downland and grassy slopes in parts of southern England, predominantly coastal.

Old records from Cawston and Halvergate (Barrett, 1890)

Record from Barnham Broom in 2013, the first Norfolk record since Victorian times! (J&J Geeson, 30/07/13)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Note diagnostic third stigmatal spot on the forewing. - Barnham Broom, J Geeson 12.08.13 (coll. J Clifton)
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/2020127TG20 - Norwich
30/07/2013127TG00 - Runhall/Barnham Broom
1890+27TG12 - Aylsham
1890+27TG40 - Reedham/Berney Arms
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Wingspan: 25-29 mm.
Flight: July and August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  (2)
 Immature Adult
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