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Kent Moth Group


Chinese Character

Cilix glaucata

Family: Drepanidae

RES: 65.007 B&F: 1651

Verification Grade (Adult):

Common and widespread throughout Kent, this diminutive moth is intricately marked and always a pleasure to see.

Given our proximity to the continent, one to watch out for is Cilix hispanica which is an altogether cleaner, whiter moth. Notably, on hispanica the 'Chinese character' mark is against a white background, whereas in (our) Chinese Character, that mark is illuminated by a dark background. C. hispanica also lacks such a dark mark on top of the head, but otherwise could easily be overlooked. See Lepiforum for more images.

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Chinese Character (Cilix glaucata) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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The graph below shows at which time of the year Chinese Character (Cilix glaucata) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Photo Gallery

Below is a gallery of Chinese Character (Cilix glaucata) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Chinese Character (Cilix glaucata) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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External Links

More information about Chinese Character (Cilix glaucata) can be seen on the external pages listed below: