Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Dingy Shell
Euchoeca nebulata

(Scopoli, 1763) 1874 / 70.112

Morley's Final Catalogue: Quite locally common, always among alders in marshes. Especially noticed in Bramford marshes, 1895; Bixley Decoy, 1904; Blythburgh damp wood, 1932 (D); Beccles and Fritton.

Recent Suffolk Status: Locally common.

Life history: Single-brooded in one extended generation.

Identification: The Rannoch looper (an immigrant to the county) which can rest with the wings folded over the body, is larger. The Small yellow wave is bright yellow in colour with brownish cross lines.

Habitat: Mainly wet woodlands, river valleys, fens.

Recorded in 43 (74%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/06/2024325TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
23/05/2024125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
16/08/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
10/08/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
27/07/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Forewing: 9-12mm.
Flight: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Alder
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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