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Chesias rufata (Fabricius, 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1865 / 70.196
Photo © Tristan Bantock

Similar Norfolk Species
Chesias legatella
Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation April-July.
Foodplant:   Broom.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Mainly Breckland.
Habitat where its foodplant, Broom is found.

A declining species in recent years and of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

Recorded in 19 (28%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
17/07/2019228TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
17/07/2019228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
10/07/2019127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
04/07/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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