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Silver Hook
Deltote uncula

(Clerck, 1759) 2412 / 73.026
=Protodeltote uncula

Morley's Final Catalogue: Frequent in marshes, mainly those of the Breck. Brandon in June 1910 (Mly); Tuddenham (Skepper, &c.: Suff. Inst. iv, 1870, 220); not plentiful on edge of fen (Sparke); Cavenham (Nurse), Stowmarket (C). One at Blythburgh in 1933 (Btn). Discovered in Lothingland at Bradwell Fen in 1933 (Trans. ii, p. xcvi), and plentifully at Beccles the next year (l.c. 292).

Recent Suffolk Status: Very rare resident with only a few known colonies on the north part of the Suffolk coast and in the Waveney valley fens. Not often recorded.

Life history: Single-brooded. Most recent records have been at light, but can be disturbed from the habitat in the daytime.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Fens.

Recorded in 7 (12%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1870.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/05/2024126TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
11/07/2023126TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
29/05/2018125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
04/07/2008126TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
28/07/2000+26TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
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Forewing: 11-12mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Grasses, sedges and rushes
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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