Geometridae : Larentiinae

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Chalk Carpet
Scotopteryx bipunctaria

(Prout, 1937) 70.043/1731
Norfolk status
No confirmed post Victorian records.
Chalk grassland, cliffs and quarries.

C. G. Barrett (Trans. N&NNS 1874) "The occurence of isolated specimens in this district is very curios. It seems to indicate either that the species has been common upon the chalk of the Eastern Counties and is gradually dying out, or that it is gradually effecting a settlement in the district".

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 1873.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1873 to 1913+27TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
1873 to 1913+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
1873 to 1913+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Season: One generation. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Bird's-foot-trefoil
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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