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Small Purple-barred
Phytometra viridaria

(Clerck, 1759) 2470 / 72.067

Morley's Final Catalogue: With us nearly confined to the Breck, and there both very local and apparently decadent. Newmarket heath (Fenland), Tuddenham (Skepper, Wrt) up to at least 1900 (Sparke). Herringfleet, before 1890 (Crf); several at Bradwell doles in June 1935 (D, Mly).

Recent Suffolk Status: No recent records. Possibly extinct.

Life history: Single-brooded in late spring/early summer.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Grassland, heathland, wetland.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 1971.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/05/1971125TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
05/06/1967125TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
1967+25TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
01/01/1967 to 31/12/1969+26TL77 - Mildenhall
07/06/1966125TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
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Forewing: 9-11mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Common and Heath Milkwort
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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