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Rannoch Looper
Macaria brunneata (Thunberg, 1784)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1896 / 70.217
Photo © Angela Pye,  Watton - 12/06/09

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Dingy Shell
Euchoeca nebulata
Forewing: 11-13mm.
Season: June - July.
Foodplant:   Bilberry.
Nat 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.
Norfolk records taken at Watton 12/06/09 and Scolt Head 13/06/09

A specimen was also taken at Bradwell, Norfolk 11/06/09. (south of Breydon water)
This falls under VC25 - Suffolk.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 7 (10%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1968.
Last Recorded in 2011.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/06/2011127TG20 - Norwich
01/07/2010127TM18 - Diss
13/06/2009128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
12/06/2009128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
12/06/1997128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
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