Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Ex larva found on Buckthorn. The Burren, Ireland. June 2016.

Immature stages

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Scarce Tissue
Rheumaptera cervinalis
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Triphosa dubitata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1790 / 70.123

Morley's Final Catalogue: Apparently quite a scarce insect with us, but wide spread. Copdock, once at light (Hkg); Ipswich, twice at light, and rarely in Bentley Woods (Mly). Aldeburgh, Needham, Stowmarket, Bury, Lowestoft, Beccles (Crf); Gorleston singly, in September (Mr) and on a wall by the sea 12 December 1926 (D).

Recent Suffolk Status: Very scarce with a few widely scattered recent records.

Life history: Single-brooded. Adults emerge in late summer and hibernate in caves, old mines etc, where they can be recorded during winter surveys for bats. The moths emerge again in the spring.

Identification: The Scarce tissue has rough scaled wings without the shiny appearance and has pinkish colouration.

Habitat: Woodland, scrub, hedgerows.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 10 (17%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/2018125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
30/01/2016126TL86 - Bury St Edmunds
03/04/2014125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
05/01/2014126TL86 - Bury St Edmunds
06/08/2008+26TL88 - Thetford
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Forewing: 19-22mm.
Flight: One generation. Aug-Oct. (April-May after hibernation)
Foodplant:   Buckthorn, Alder Buckthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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