Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Antony Wren,  Frostenden, Suffolk. Gen det male (Peter Follett)

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November Moth
Epirrita dilutata
Autumnal Moth
Epirrita autumnata
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Pale November Moth
Epirrita christyi

(Allen, 1906) 1796 / 70.108

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not listed. First county record was in the 1940s.

Recent Suffolk Status: Very local. Mainly a woodland species in Suffolk.

Life history: Single-brooded.

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: Woodland.

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

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 21 (36%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/10/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
11/11/2022125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
30/10/2020125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
21/10/2020+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
02/11/2019125TM48 - Beccles/Brampton
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Forewing: 15-20mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Nov.
Foodplant:   Beech, birches, elms, Alder, hazel
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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