Crambidae : Spilomelinae
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Diplopseustis perieresalis
Palm Tabby

(Walker, 1859)1397a / 63.042
=Eastern Black Tabby

Norfolk status
Unknown.
The first records of this species in Britain were at Tresco, Isles of Scilly in 2001, Devon in 2007 and Hampshire in 2010.

Thought to be introduced through accidental importation of plants from Asia. No evidence of breeding in the UK.

Recorded in Norfolk at Bawdeswell in 2014 (D. Appleton, 10/06/14) and Costessey in 2016 (M. Casey, 16/08/16) Both possibly originating from nearby garden centres!

Verification Grade Comment: Scarce immigrant/adventive/few records

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2014.
Last Recorded in 2016.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
05/09/2016227TG11Costessey
16/08/2016127TG11Costessey
10/06/2014127TG02Bawdeswell
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Flight: June - November
Foodplant:   Sedges
Nat Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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