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Least Carpet
Idaea rusticata

Lempke, 1967 1699 / 70.004
=Idaea vulpinaria

Morley's Final Catalogue: Suffolk is the northern extremity of this species' British range; and here it becomes so attenuated that but two specimens are on record, one secured at Felixstow by the late Mr. Henry Miller and the other at Stowmarket about 1858 by Revd. H. Harpur Crewe.

Recent Suffolk Status: Abundant.

Life history: Single brooded. Late records in the autumn in recent times, possibly a small second brood.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens and woodland.

Recorded in 50 (86%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1858.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/2024425TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
02/07/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
02/07/2024225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
01/07/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
01/07/2024226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Forewing: 9-11mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Aug. (Sept-Oct)
Foodplant:   Ivy, Traveller's-joy
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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