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Silvery Gem
Eucarta virgo

(Treitschke, 1835) 2310a / 73.079

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not recorded in the county during Morley's time.

Recent Suffolk Status: The sole county and third British record came from Blythburgh on 24 July 2014 (D. Wilson) the night after one at Weybourne, Norfolk. The records were associated with a significant immigration from the east, including the arrival of Bedstraw Hawk-moth and Scarce Silver Y.

The only previous British record was from Bodenham (VC36) on 29.06.2006. A moth reported to be expanding its range on the continent so further records are likely.

Life history: Double-brooded on the continent.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: The Suffolk record was at a coastal site. Found in grassland and wetland habitats in Europe.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2014.
Last Recorded in 2014.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2014125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
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Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: Two Gens. Late May-July. August-Sept.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants Mugwort, Dandelion, Tansy, Mint
GB Status: Immigrant
Former Status: Import / Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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