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Oxyptilus laetus
Scarce Light Plume

(Zeller, 1847)1492 / 45.027
=Crombrugghia laeta
=Crombrugghia laetus
Norfolk status
Rare migrant.

A rare migrant species, with only a small number of records, mainly from the southern counties of England.

New for Norfolk when a female was trapped at Overstrand in 2017 (G. Bond, 30/06/17, Gen. Det. J. Clifton)

First record for VC28 in 2019 at Hunstanton (J. Barker, 05/07/19, Gen. Det. K. Kerr) plus two further specimens at Holme Dunes.

No evidence of breeding in the UK.

Verification Grade Comment: Scarce immigrant

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2017.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

Oxyptilus distans  |  Capperia britanniodactylus >

05-07-2019 - Gen. Det. Male - Hunstanton - Leg. Jenny Barker - Keith Kerr
30-06-2017 - Overstrand - Gen. Det. Female. Jon Clifton slide 1754 - Jon Clifton
08-07-2019 - Gen. Det. Female - Holme Bird Observatory - Leg. David Bratt Sophie Barker - Keith Kerr
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/07/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
08/07/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
05/07/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
30/06/2017127TG24 - Cromer
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Wingspan: 14-23mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Andryale species
Nat Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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