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Dark Spinach
Pelurga comitata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1749 / 70.069

Morley's Final Catalogue: Widely distributed and not infrequent. Fairly common around Ipswich, sometimes (Baylis, Pyett) at light there; Aldeburgh, Southwold, Beccles, Bungay and frequent at Gorleston. Bury, Tuddenham, Brandon.

Recent Suffolk Status: Local.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Spinach lacks the dark central dot.

Habitat: Rough weedy areas, gardens, saltmarshes, coastal sites.

Recorded in 44 (76%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2023125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
20/08/2023125TM14 - Ipswich
20/08/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
20/08/2023125TM57 - Southwold
15/08/2023125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
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Forewing: 16-18mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Goose-foots, Oraches
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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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