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Lace Border
Scopula ornata

(Scopoli, 1763) 1687 / 70.021
Norfolk status
Scarce.
Chalk grassland species, easily flushed by day, also comes to light at night in small numbers.
Remnant population formerly known to inhabit only one site in West Norfolk, where it is well recorded annually.

In May 2013, found at a second Norfolk site along the Wensum valley in VC27 (M. Casey, 31/05/13).

Discovered at original West Norfolk site by Mr. E.A. Atmore in 1914, having previously been listed at Merton and Wood Dalling.

Believed locally extinct in Suffolk, only found locally in the south-east of England.

Verification Grade Comment: Grade 3 if away from known colony.

Recorded in 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/2019428TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
02/08/2019328TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
01/06/2019928TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
26/05/2019728TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
16/05/2019228TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 12-13mm.
Season: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Sep.
Foodplant:   Thyme, Wild Majoram
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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