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Chalk Carpet
Scotopteryx bipunctaria

(Prout, 1937) 1731 / 70.043

Norfolk status
No confirmed post Victorian records.
Chalk grassland, cliffs and quarries.

Fairly common and widespread on chalk downland and limestone hills in the south of England and south Wales.

C. G. Barrett (Trans. N&NNS 1874) "The occurence of isolated specimens in this district is very curios. It seems to indicate either that the species has been common upon the chalk of the Eastern Counties and is gradually dying out, or that it is gradually effecting a settlement in the district".

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 1873.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
1873 to 1913+27TG11Horsford
1873 to 1913+28TL99Merton
1873 to 1913+28TL78Brandon
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Bird's-foot-trefoil
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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