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Speckled Beauty
Fagivorina arenaria

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1946 / 70.269

Morley's Final Catalogue: Extinct in Britain. No reason exists, however, why Harpur Crewe's record of the species from Holbrook Park, where oak abounds, should not have been correct in 1856. No confirmation is likely to arise in the future, unfortunately.

Recent Suffolk Status: Extinct. Last seen in the UK in 1898.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Mature Oak woodland.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1856.
Last Recorded in 1856.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1856+25TM14 - Ipswich
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Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: July - early August
Foodplant:   Lichens on Oak and Beech trees
Red List: Regionally Extinct (RE)
GB Status: Extinct
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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