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Lithostege griseata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1871 / 70.197
Photo © Chris McGaw,  24/05/2019 - The Grange

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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 39 (57%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/05/2020328TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
21/05/2020428TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
20/05/2020528TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
19/05/2020228TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
18/05/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
Further info: Lithostege griseata
 
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