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Marasmarcha lunaedactyla
Crescent Plume

(Haworth, 1811)1495 / 45.023
Norfolk status

Distinctive moon-shaped creamy-white marking at the cleft in the brownish forewing.

Recorded from Cranwich Heath (Fenn, 1989) Grimes Graves area (Gregory, 2009) and Holt (Follows, 2010).

C. Barrett [VCH 1901] "Mimaesioptilus phzeodactylus, Hb, Hunstanton; taken by Mr. Atmore"

Recorded in 19 (28%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/07/2021627TG20 - Norwich
10/07/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
26/06/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
26/07/2020128TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
12/07/2020228TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
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Wingspan: 18-22mm.
Flight: Late June - July
Foodplant:   Restharrow and Spiny Restharrow
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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