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Grey Carpet
Lithostege griseata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1871 / 70.197

Norfolk status
Nationally Rare species, locally fairly well recorded in Norfolk.

Primarily a Breckland species, can be seen in good numbers at several localities in the Brecks and monitored regularly by larval searches.

Fairly well recorded in Norfolk with recent records outside the Brecks, the species known to wander!

S41 - UK BAP priority species.

Recorded in 40 (54%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1871.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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June 2019 - Hockwold - 91 counted on arable weed margins of farm. - Rob Dyke and John Secker
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
15/05/2024128TF70Cockley Cley
06/05/2024128TF70Cockley Cley
02/05/2024128TF62King's Lynn
01/07/2023128TL78Weeting Heath
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Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Flixweed
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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