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70.197 [B&F: 1871] Grey Carpet (Lithostege griseata) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


A rare Red Data Book species, in farmland, roadside verges, waste ground and other open areas, in Breckland (East Anglia), where currently known from about five sites, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 29-33 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on seedpods of Flixweed, over-wintering as a pupa.

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