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Pretty Chalk Carpet
Melanthia procellata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1784 / 70.128

Bedfordshire status
Unommon resident

Verification Grade Comment: Acceptable flight time in county: 15 June to 31 July - a photo will be required if reported outside these dates

Recorded in 16 (73%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1929.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/2022230TL12 - Luton (East), Pegsdon Hills
11/08/2020330TL12 - Luton (East), Pegsdon Hills
31/07/2020+30TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
02/06/2020130TL13 - Shefford, Henlow, Shillington
25/06/2018+30TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
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Forewing: 16-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Traveller's-joy
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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