Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Chimney Sweeper
Odezia atrata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1870 / 70.130

Morley's Final Catalogue: Late confirmation has emerged of the Revd. H. Harpur Crewe's record of this species' occurrence at Battisford, circa 1858: Mr Goddard secured one at Mildenhall in 1936. The Earth-nut flourishes all over our county.

Recent Suffolk Status: Extinct.

Life history: Single-brooded. A day-flying species, seen in meadows containing the foodplant.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Flowery grassland.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1858.
Last Recorded in 1936.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1936+26TL77 - Mildenhall
1858+25TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
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Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: June to July
Foodplant:   Pignut, on the flowers and seeds
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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