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Small Purple-barred
Phytometra viridaria

(Clerck, 1759) 2470 / 72.067

Norfolk status
Diurnal species.
Rare, possibly now extinct in Norfolk. Modern-day records from only one area in North Norfolk. The known site is searched annually but the moth was last seen in 2015.

Grassland on chalky soil, heathland, moorland, woodland rides, coastal sand-dunes.

Victorian records plus old records from Roydon 1977, Dersingham 1987 and 1988, Foulden Common 1982 - 1986.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 11 (15%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2015.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
07/06/2015127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
25/05/2015127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
01/06/2014127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
30/05/2014+27TG14Sheringham / Beeston
30/05/2014327TG14Sheringham / Beeston
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Forewing: 9-11mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Common and Heath Milkwort
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]

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