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Least Carpet
Idaea rusticata Lempke, 1967
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1699 / 70.004
Photo © Luke Broom-Lynne,  Attleborough, Norfolk, 19th July 2007

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 9-11mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Aug. (Sept-Oct)
Foodplant:   Ivy, Traveller's-joy.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
More widespread and common in recent years. Restricted to the south-eastern counties of England.
Gardens, heathland, fens, scrub, grassland.
Occasionally a partial second generation.

Recorded in 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1965.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
04/07/2020228TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
04/07/2020327TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
04/07/2020127TG20 - Norwich
04/07/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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