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Lithostege griseata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1871 / 70.197
Photo © Garry Barlow,  Brecks, Norfolk. 04-06-17

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: 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 38 (55%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/09/2019127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
29/08/2019+27TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
05/07/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
05/07/2019128TM08 - Banham/Lopham
29/06/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
Further info: Lithostege griseata
 
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