Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Male, checked specimen. Purdis Farm, Ipswich. October 2020

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November Moth
Epirrita dilutata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1795 / 70.107

Morley's Final Catalogue: Abundant throughout the County in October and early November, from Bentley Woods to Gorleston; Monks Soham.

Recent Suffolk Status: Abundant. The commonest and most widespread of the November moth group and the one most likely to turn up in gardens.

Life history: Single-brooded. Larvae have been found fairly regularly on various trees in the late spring.

Identification: The November moth group are very difficult to seperate on wing markings alone. The end of the abdomen needs to be checked - this can be done without killing the moths by gently brushing off the scales and comparing with the photo shown on this page which shows the differences. Females cannot be readily identified, even with dissection.
Any records which haven't had abdomens checked will need to be recorded as aggregates.

Habitat: Various wooded habitats including gardens.

Verification Grade Comment: Very difficult to separate on markings alone.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 46 (79%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/11/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
30/10/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
28/11/2022125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
29/10/2022125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
27/10/2022226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Forewing: 15-20mm.
Flight: One generation Oct-Nov.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 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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