Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Pretty Chalk Carpet
Melanthia procellata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1784 / 70.128
Norfolk status
Fairly widespread but local.

Hedgerows and scrubland on chalky soils.

A species of conservation concern (declining) under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

Recorded in 41 (59%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/2020227TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
22/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
25/06/2020127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
26/05/2020128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
04/08/2019327TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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Forewing: 16-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Traveller's-joy
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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