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Purple-bordered Gold
Idaea muricata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1698 / 70.002
Photo © Patrick Clement,  New Forest, Hampshire.

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 8-10mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Marsh Cinquefoil
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

A very rare species restricted to Whixall Moss in Shropshire.

A species of damp heaths, bogs, mosses and fens.

Note The common pyralid moth Hypsopygia costalis is often mistaken for this species. Habitat alone should exclude it.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (4%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2017.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/2017640SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
15/06/2011140SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
08/07/2006240SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
26/06/2004+40SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
25/06/2004+40SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
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