Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Northern Spinach
Eulithis populata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1756 / 70.091

Norfolk status
Uncertain. Locally extinct.

Old Victorian records and unconfirmed 1975 record from Norwich.

C. G. Barret (Trans. N&NNS. 1. 1874. supp. 26) "populata, Bkh. Cawston, Barton Bendish, Lynn; I long hesitated to include this Northern species in our list, but the sight of an undoubted specimen taken by Mr. Atmore of Lynn, has decided the point."

Verification Grade Comment: No modern-day records.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) 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+27TG12Cawston
1873 to 1913+28TF70Barton Bendish
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Forewing: 13-18mm.
Flight: July - August.
Foodplant:   Bilberry
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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