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Satin Beauty
Deileptenia ribeata (Clerck, 1759)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1940 / 70.264
Photo © Peter Kitchener,  Little Melton 23/06/11

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Forewing: 18-26mm
Flight: One generation June-August
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Norway Spruce, Larch, Douglas Fir
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Deciduous and coniferous woodland, mainly recorded in the Brecks, with several late 1980's early 1990's Norfolk records.

Not many records in past years, although believed locally common in suitable habitat in the Brecks. Modern-day records at West Runton (P. Rendell, 2006) Lynford (R. Goff, 2007) Wymondham (K. Allinson, 2010), Little Melton (P. Kitchener, 2011), Weeting (NMS, 2011) Several records in recent years, although never commonly recorded.

Recorded in 14 (20%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/06/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
23/07/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
21/07/2018628TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
15/07/2018128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
05/07/2018228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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