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Photo © Andy Brown,  06/07/2020 - Narborough NWT

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Merrifieldia baliodactylus
Dingy White Plume

(Zeller, 1841)1512 / 45.034
Norfolk status
Hillsides and waste ground generally on calcareous soils. Well established at known west Norfolk site. In 2020 also recorded at Caudlesprings Fen on Marjoram.

In the spring, look for wilted stems of Marjoram betraying presence of larva.

Originally thought a new county record in 2001, however an older Norfolk record exists from 1992 at the same site.

Recently discovered in the Ken Durrant Collection at Norwich Castle Museum from a second site - Beeston Common in 2001. This is an interesting record as the foodplant does not occur on the site! It could occur in adjacent gardens where Marjoam grows, a wind-blown vagrant or maybe a case of mislabelling?

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1992.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/06/2021628TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
30/07/2020428TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
26/07/2020128TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
13/07/2020128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
12/07/2020128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 20-27mm.
Flight: July - August.
Foodplant:   Wild Marjoram.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  (2)
 Immature Adult
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