Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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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 21 (15%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2000.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: June - August (September - October)
Foodplant:   Ivy, Traveller's-joy
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
29/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
27/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
27/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
26/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO95

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