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Pretty Chalk Carpet
Melanthia procellata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1784 / 70.128
Photo © Dave Appleton,  Bawdeswell 24/06/10

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 16-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Traveller's-joy.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Fairly widespread but local.

Hedgerows and scrubland on chalky soils.

A species of conservation concern (declining) under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

Recorded in 42 (61%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/2020228TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
12/08/2020127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
07/08/2020127TG14 - Sheringham
06/08/2020127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
01/08/2020227TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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