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Least Carpet
Idaea rusticata Lempke, 1967
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1699 / 70.004
Photo © Mike McCarthy,  05/08/2016 - Taverham

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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
12/07/2020327TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
11/07/2020128TF60 - Downham/Fincham
11/07/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
11/07/2020128TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
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