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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 Suffolk Status: Scarce and local, mainly in the Sandlings and the Breck.

Life history: Single-brooded in the summer. Suffolk records are suggesting a partial second brood is developing in August.

Identification: Unmistakable. The males readily fly in sunshine and also come to light with the female more docile.

Habitat: Heathland and woodland.

Recorded in 27 (47%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/09/2023126TL77 - Mildenhall
25/08/2023126TL87 - Barnham/West Stow
24/08/2023125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
23/08/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
22/08/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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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
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 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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