Geometridae : Ennominae
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Photo © Darren Underwood,  Long Melford (21/05/2023)

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Willow Beauty
Peribatodes rhomboidaria
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Pale Oak Beauty
Hypomecis punctinalis

(Scopoli, 1763) 1944 / 70.268

Morley's Final Catalogue: ''Very rare. Bentley (H. Harpur Crewe). There is some doubt whether these localities are correct, as the two species are much alike'' (Bloomfield). Confirmed by the capture of the present species at light in Wrentham woods on 23 June 1936 by Mr. Jack Goddard.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Bigger than Willow beauty and more speckled in appearance. The similar Great Oak beauty is not known from the county.

Habitat: Woodland, parkland, gardens.

Recorded in 49 (84%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1936.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/2023125TM14 - Ipswich
19/08/2023125TM14 - Ipswich
28/07/2023225TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
21/07/2023126TL95 - Bradfield/Hitcham
21/07/2023125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
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Forewing: 22-26mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, birches, Hazel, Hawthorn and sallows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 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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