|1712 ~ Small Scallop ~ Idaea emarginata|
Resident. Local S,C.
Not recorded for more than 60 years until found in Middletown in 2010 (see pic below) and one other site since. The previous three county records had also been from the east of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 24-27mm.
Mostly damp places.
Overwinters as a very small larva. Larva August-May. Pupates in a cocoon in the leaf litter.
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Photo by DB, 9th July 2010, Middletown
Photo by DB, 21st July 2011, Middletown