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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Mating pair ex ova found on Silver Birch 2011. Granish Moor, Scotland

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Kentish Glory
Endromis versicolora

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1644 / 67.001

Morley's Final Catalogue: This is one of the vanished Suffolk Glories, and a flagrant example of dealers' exstirpation. Formerly abundant over all our south-east birch-woods in April; extinct for sixty years.

Recent Suffolk Status: Extinct. Unlikely to be recorded in the county again as only now found in the Scottish highlands.

Life history: Single brooded.

Habitats: Open woodland, woodland, moorland.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1829.
Last Recorded in 1875.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/04/1875+25TM14 - Ipswich
1875+25TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
1875+25TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
1867525TM14 - Ipswich
1829+25TM14 - Ipswich
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 27-30mm. F 34-39mm.
Flight: One generation. Apr-May.
Foodplant:   Silver Birch
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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