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  Grey Birch Aethalura punctulata  

B&F: 1951

ABH: 70.274

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Rather local.

Primary Habitat: Woodland.

Flight Period: Single brooded in May and June.

Localities: Hazelborough Forest, Pitsford Water, Geddington Chase and Bedford Purlieus.

Observations: Although more usually associated with birch, the moth is common amongst the alders at Barford Meadows and present on the alders growing along the River Nene at Pilton. Fourteen examples of the moth were recorded at Easton Hornstocks on the Northamptonshire Moth Group trip of 22 May 2009.

L.O.N.: Undated. Weedon district.

First Record: 1882, Hull & Tomalin.