Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Chesias legatella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1864 / 70.195

Morley's Final Catalogue: Locally abundant on broom in gravelly places. Copdock and Bentley (Hkg), common at light in Ipswich (Mly), Playford, Needham, Stowmarket. Bury, Icklingham, Brandon. Worlingham (Crf). Blythburgh (Gd); Reydon in 1935 (Baker).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common in the Sandlings and Breck with scattered records elsewhere.

Life history: Single-brooded. Easily disturbed from the foodplant during the day as well as coming to light. Larvae have been found on the foodplant quite regularly in the county in late spring/early summer.

Identification: Broom-tip does not have the pale streak mark which gives this species its name.

Habitat: Heathland, scrub, wood edges, gardens.

Recorded in 39 (67%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1935.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/11/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
22/11/2023126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
18/11/2023325TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
15/11/2023126TL87 - Barnham/West Stow
31/10/2023225TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Forewing: 17-19mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Nov.
Foodplant:   Broom
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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