Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Purple-bordered Gold
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(Hufnagel, 1767) 1698 / 70.002

Norfolk status

A brightly-coloured geometer moth that is usually seen more in daylight, lightly flying over the wetter areas of the heathland, it will also come to light.
Recent records from the Brecks and Dersingham bog.

Recorded in 25 (34%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
08/07/2023127TG32Irstead / Catfield
07/07/2023128TF62Dersingham Bog
07/07/2023+28TF62Dersingham Bog
28/06/2023627TG32Irstead / Catfield
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Forewing: 8-10mm.
Flight: One generation. June-July.
Foodplant:   Marsh Cinquefoil
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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