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Least Carpet
Idaea rusticata

Lempke, 1967 1699 / 70.004
=Idaea vulpinaria

An as yet rare recent arrival in our region but it is spreading northwards and reached Staffordshire in 2019.

A species of gardens, hedgerows etc.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 12 (9%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2000.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: June - August (September - October)
Foodplant:   Ivy, Traveller's-joy
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
01/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSO89
01/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
01/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
24/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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