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Frosted Yellow
Isturgia limbaria

(Fabricius, 1775) 1899 / 70.220

Morley's Final Catalogue: Extinct; its last British home was in Suffolk. First described from Kentish specimens in 1775 (cf also Substitute 1857, p.159); Stowmarket (Shield's Hints 1855, 78; Ent. Ann. 47, &c.); Scotland (Stn. Manual 1856, &c); Creeting near Needham in 1865 (EMM. 1866, 208). Barham about 1867 (Bloomfield 1890, 29), and Ipswich (Ent. 1868, 331). Essex in 1867 (Ent. Ann. 119). Barrett's Devon and Meyrick's Norfolk records are erroneous, as also is King's (Naturalist 1858, 61) from Raydon. The final specimens were captured 'near Stowmarket' by Mr. Percy C. Reid in 1911 (Gilles, in lit. Jan. 1933; cf. EMM. lxix, 32). Probably a salt-estuarine species, like Leptomeris rubiginata above.

Recent Suffolk Status: Extinct.

Life history: Was double-brooded. Flew in the daytime and was readily disturbed from the foodplant.

Identification: None.

Habitat: Formerly Broom stands in sunny situations such as railway enbankments.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1855.
Last Recorded in 1911.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1911+25TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
1867+25TM15 - Helmingham/Claydon
1865+25TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
1855+25TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
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Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: May-early June and late July-August
Foodplant:   Broom
Red List: Regionally Extinct (RE)
GB Status: Extinct
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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