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Chimney Sweeper
Odezia atrata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1870 / 70.130
Photo © Peter Tilley

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: June to July
Foodplant:   Pignut, on the flowers and seeds
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Single unconfirmed Norfolk record.

Day flying species, preferring bright sunshine.
Completely black except for white wing-tip fringes.

Grassy meadows, dry chalky and limestone areas.

Possible Norfolk record from Morston in the late 1950s. Unfortunately the specimen has disappeared from the recorder's collection, so unable to confirm.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1956.
Last Recorded in 1956.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/01/1956 to 31/12/1961128TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
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