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Pretty Chalk Carpet
Melanthia procellata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1784 / 70.128

Morley's Final Catalogue: Local; quite common wherever chalk outcrops in mid-south Suffolk; not recorded from the Breck. Sudbury (Ransom); Belstead, Ipswich, common among Clematis at Whitton, Barham (Mly); Needham, Stowmarket, Hardwick. Our sole record from the coast (Aldeburgh: Hele 1870, 187) is pretty surely erroneous.

Recent Suffolk Status: Scarce on the coast, more common inland.

Life history: A single extended generation.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodlands, scrub, hedgerows, gardens.

Recorded in 32 (55%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
29/06/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
25/06/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
21/06/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
02/06/2024326TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
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Forewing: 16-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Traveller's-joy
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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