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Muslin Moth
Diaphora mendica

(Clerck, 1759) 2063 / 72.022

Morley's Final Catalogue: Local and infrequent; commoner in certain years, e.g. 1933. Bentley Woods (Baylis, Mly); Washbrook (Hkg); Bawdsey (D); occasionally at Hemley and Waldringfield (Wlr); Monks Soham garden (Mly); Hepworth (Kirkby); Beccles (Gls); Sotterley (Gd); Gorleston in 1921 (Mr), Bradwell and Hopton (D), in Lothingland: cf. Trans. ii, 184 and 290.

Recent status: Locally common.

Identification: Exhibits sexual dimorphism with the male grey and the female white. Compare the female with White Ermine.

Habitat: Woodland and gardens.

Recorded in 47 (81%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1921.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/05/2020125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
03/05/2020526TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
03/05/2020325TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
03/05/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
03/05/2020125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 14-17mm. F 17-19mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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