Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Eulithis prunata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1754 / 70.089

Morley's Final Catalogue: Considered somewhat common in 1890. I have never seen it here (Morley). ''Very common in a Sudbury garden'' (Bloomfiel's Adds.); Copdock in 1896(Hkg); twelve at Yoxford on 21 August 1895 (Pyett); Beccles, Fritton and Gorleston 1923-35 (Mr).

Recent Suffolk Status: Local. Rarer in gardens in recent times.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Water carpet flies much earlier in the year.

Habitat: Gardens, wet woodland containing currant bushes.

Recorded in 33 (57%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/07/2024126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
22/06/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
13/08/2023126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
25/07/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
18/07/2023126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 17-19mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Black Currant, Red Currant, Gooseberry
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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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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