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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Male, Knettishall Heath. June 2013

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Clouded Buff
Diacrisia sannio

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2059 / 72.023

Morley's Final Catalogue: Very local; never seen through forty years (Mly). Foxhall Heath; Blaxhall; Mildenhall and Tuddenham in Breck; Herringfleet and Belton in NE. (ante 1890). Tuddenham, Cavenham, Icklingham (Sparke) and Downham (Norgate), in Breck about 1900. Belton Heath, very rare in August 1927 (Mr); Blythburgh (Btn) and Fritton in 1936 (Gd).

Recent Status: Scarce and local, mainly in the Sandlings and the Breck. The males readily fly in sunshine and also come to light with the female more docile.

Identification: Unmistakable.

Habitat: Heathland and woodland.

Recorded in 27 (47%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/08/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
03/07/2021 to 10/07/2021+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
23/06/2021226TL77 - Mildenhall
10/06/2021126TL87 - Barnham/West Stow
03/06/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 19-22mm. F 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants and heathers
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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