Crambidae : Spilomelinae
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Palpita vitrealis
Olive-tree Pearl

(Rossi, 1794)1408 / 63.048
=Palpita unionalis (Hub.)
Norfolk status
Uncommon migrant.
Translucent wings with a slight sheen and an orange or brown leading edge.

Several records in recent years.

C.Barret [VCH 1901] "Margarodes unionalis, Hb. A single specimen of this rarity was captured at Yarmouth on June 15th, 1880, by Mrs.Wheeler. It was sitting upon a grass-culm on the sandhills. It has been placed by Dr. F. D. Wheeler in my collection"

Recorded in 33 (45%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/10/2021127TG33 - Bacton
13/10/2021127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
08/10/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
08/10/2021127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
07/10/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2021

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Wingspan: 27 -31 mm.
Flight: Autumn.
Foodplant:   Jasmine and Olive.
Nat Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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