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Double Kidney
Ipimorpha retusa

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2311 / 73.212

Morley's Final Catalogue: Certainly quite rare, though wide spread. One specimen at Ipswich before 1890 (Henry Miller); near Thetford, about the same time (Revd. H. Williams); one at Henham in July 1924 (Mr).

Recent Suffolk Status: Very local in the north-east of the county. Not seen in Suffolk after 1924 up until 2012 when a population was located along the Waveney valley. Recently found at a few other sites in the same area. Possibly overlooked but expansion from populations on the Norfolk side of the river cannot be ruled out.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Olive is larger, paler and lacks the strongly hooked forewing tip.

Habitat: Sallow carr, river valleys, marshes.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1924.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/2022125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
17/07/2020325TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
07/07/2017225TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
08/08/2015+25TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
25/08/2013+25TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
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Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Sallows, Willow and Black Poplar
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]
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