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Blotched Emerald
Comibaena bajularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Geometrinae
1667 / 70.300
Photo © Dave Jones,  14/06/2014 - Stoke Holy Cross

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation. June-July.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak. Sessile Oak.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Increasingly rare.
Established woodland with mature oaks.
Diagnostic blotch in the corner of forewing.
Ground colour often fades to a pinkish white.

Recorded in 31 (42%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/07/2021127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
09/07/2021127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
09/07/2021127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
08/07/2021+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
08/07/2021127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
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