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Rannoch Looper
Macaria brunneata (Thunberg, 1784)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1896 / 70.217
Photo © Joe Myers,  Weeting Heath 06/06/2022

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Dingy Shell
Euchoeca nebulata
Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Bilberry.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce / Immigrant
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A (migrant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Rare immigrant.
Day-flying species, usually rests butterfly-like with wings held closed.
Resident in mature woodland areas of central Scotland.

Recorded from Foxley Wood in 1968 noted as a female, probably an immigrant, with the comment "Nobody believes this one"!

Two records in June 1997.

Several UK Migrant records in 2009 with Norfolk records taken at Watton 12/06/09 and Scolt Head 13/06/09. Very few recent records.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 16 (22%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1968.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/06/2022127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
17/06/2022127TG20 - Norwich
17/06/2022127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
17/06/2022127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
16/06/2022127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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