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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.
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
05/07/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
29/06/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
01/06/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
30/05/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
25/05/2019128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
Further info: Lithostege griseata
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