Purple-bordered Gold

    Idaea muricata

    GeometridaeABH 70.002 B&F 1698

    Former resident, now very likely extinct.  A specimen dated 24 June 1915 in the H. W. Mapleton-Bree collection with a locality of 'Turf Moor' (= Shapwick Heath/Ashcott area).  Turner (1955) - "Very rare, but it still probably occurs on the Turf Moors. Taunton, Stoke-sub-Hamdon (V.C.H.), scarce and local; Shapwick (V.C.H), scarce (C. J. Perrens); Ashcott (G. B. Coney).

    Adult Verification Grade: 2