Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Photo © Matt Stainthorpe,  Taverham 24/09/2021

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Portland Ribbon Wave
Idaea degeneraria

(Hübner, [1799]) 1714 / 70.017

Norfolk status
Rare immigrant.

Resident population in Dorset and possibly Devon and Cornwall and in the Channel Islands.
Immigrant examples from mainland Europe are recorded at other locations along the south coast, usually in the Autumn.

Recorded in Norfolk 24th Sept 2021 to light at Taverham, Norwich. (M. Stainthorpe)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2021.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: June - July, (and Sept - Oct on the continent)
Foodplant:   various herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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