Geometridae : Ennominae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Purdis Farm, Ipswich. May 2020

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Brindled White-spot
Parectropis similaria

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1950 / 70.273

Morley's Final Catalogue: Distinctly local, and rarely common. Holbrook (C, c. 1856) park, on 27 May 1894 (Mly); Bentley (Garrett, Ml) Woods during 1893-6 (Pyett), abundant there in June 1898 (Hkg); Needham (L); Stowmarket (C); Woolpit Wood in 1901 (Pyett). None further west.

Recent Suffolk Status: Very local, mainly in the Sandlings, Breck and woods south of Ipswich.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Engrailed has a lighter ground colour and lacks the white spot on the wing.

Habitat: Woodland.

Recorded in 26 (45%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1856.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/06/2022226TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
23/06/2022125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
21/06/2022126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
16/06/2022126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
16/06/2022125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, Hazel, Hawthorn, birches
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
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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