Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Purple-bordered Gold
Idaea muricata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 70.002/1698
Norfolk status
Resident. Local.
A brightly-coloured geometer moth that is usually seen more in daylight, lightly flying over the wetter areas of the heathland, it will also come to light.
Recent records from the Brecks and Dersingham bog.

Recorded in 23 (33%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/07/2018228TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
22/07/2017128TL88 - Thetford
17/07/2016128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
12/07/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
11/07/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Forewing: 8-10mm.
Season: One generation. June-July.
Foodplant:   Marsh Cinquefoil
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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