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Purple-bordered Gold
Idaea muricata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1698 / 70.002
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  Emilys Wood, 27/6/11 f. auroraria

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Forewing: 8-10mm.
Flight: One generation. June-July.
Foodplant:   Marsh Cinquefoil.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status

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 25 (36%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/07/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
11/07/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
26/06/2020127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
14/06/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
20/07/2019127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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