Geometridae : Ennominae
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Small Brindled Beauty
Apocheima hispidaria

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1925 / 70.246

Morley's Final Catalogue: Much overlooked before 1890, or now a great deal more frequent. Then known from only Bentley (Garret, Ml), Needham (L) and on Oak-trunks in Ickworth Park (Suff. Inst. iv, 1870, 221). Later taken at light in Copdock rectory (Hkg), and quite freely both on tree-trunks in Bentley Woods and at light in Ipswich, March.

Recent Suffolk Status: Local.

Life history: Single-brooded. Can come to light in large numbers in the right habitat in the right conditions. The flightless females have been found occasionally crawling up Oak tree trunks after dark. Larvae have been found a few times in the county on Oak in the late spring.

Identification: Pale brindled beauty is larger and paler in colour. The flightless females are much slimmer and less furry than Small brindled beauty females. Brindled beauty is also a larger moth but flies later in the spring.

Habitat: Woodlands, hedgerows with mature Oaks.

Recorded in 31 (53%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1960.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/03/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
14/03/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
14/03/2024125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
13/03/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
12/03/2024126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
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Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: One generation Feb-March.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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