Noctuidae : Hadeninae
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Anarta trifolii

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2145 / 73.255
=Discestra trifolii

Morley's Final Catalogue: Abundant at light in Ipswich, and extending thence to Gorleston (D) and Tuddenham (Mly).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Double-brooded. The second brood much larger than the first. Numbers can be boosted by immigration. Common at light traps. Larvae have been found in Suffolk in the autumn.

Identification: White colon is larger, has the obvious white colon mark, and the outer line doesn't have a w mark. Dusky brocade is larger.

Habitat: Waste ground, coastal sites, grassland, gardens.

Recorded in 56 (97%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/07/2024126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
29/06/2024125TM59 - Lowestoft
29/06/2024326TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
28/06/2024125TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
27/06/2024125TM57 - Southwold
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 14-18mm.
Flight: Two generations April-June. Aug-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants Goosefoots
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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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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