Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Eulithis mellinata
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Barred Straw
Gandaritis pyraliata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1758 / 70.093
=Eulithis pyraliata

Suffolk status: Common.

Commonly found across Suffolk and can be seen in parks, gardens, scrubby woodland and grassland. The larval foodplants are Bedstraws and they pupate among plant debris.

At rest, they always hold their wings away from the body with the hindwing edge curled upwards. They are superficially similar in appearance to Spinach (Eulithis mellinata) but has a unique resting posture.

Recorded in 54 (93%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/2023125TM48 - Beccles/Brampton
21/07/2023125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
18/07/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
17/07/2023126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
16/07/2023125TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Cleavers and Bedstraws
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 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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