Noctuidae : Dilobinae
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Diloba caeruleocephala

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2020 / 73.033

Morley's Final Catalogue: Extremely abundant on whitethorn; imagines from Sudbury to Gorleston in October.

Recent Suffolk Status: Much declined and now very rare with few records since 2000. Declining nationally.

Life history: Single-brooded. Seen late September into October in Suffolk.

Identification: Unlike any other species flying at that time of year.

Habitat: Woodland, hedgerows, scrubby areas.

Verification Grade Comment: Declining species

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 18 (31%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/10/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
22/10/2022125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
19/10/2022125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
22/09/2019126TL77 - Mildenhall
29/10/2014125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Forewing: 15-19mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Nov.
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorns, Plum, Cherry, Crab Apple
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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