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Lithostege griseata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
70.197/1871
Photo © Kevin Leighton,  31/05/2012 - Stow Bardolph

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 14-16mm.
Season: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Flixweed.
Nat Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Primarily a Breckland species.
can be seen in good numbers in at least five localities in the Brecks.
Monitored regularly by larval search.
A few internal migrant or immigrant records outside the Brecks, species known to wander!

New UK BAP priority species.

Recorded in 36 (52%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/06/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
30/05/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
25/05/2019128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
24/05/2019128TF80 - Swaffham
21/05/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
Further info: Lithostege griseata
 
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