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Dark Spinach
Pelurga comitata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1749 / 70.069
Photo © Martin Hosier,  09/08/2020 - Abergavenny Farm

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Spinach
Eulithis mellinata
Forewing: 16-18mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Goose-foots, Orachs.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Suburban habitats, waste ground and similar weedy locations.

Recorded in 55 (80%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/08/2020128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
26/08/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
20/08/2020+28TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
18/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
16/08/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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