Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Dalwhinnie, Scotland. May 2014

Immature stages

Similar Suffolk Species
July Highflyer
Hydriomena furcata
May Highflyer
Hydriomena impluviata
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Ruddy Highflyer
Hydriomena ruberata

(Freyer, 1831) 1779 / 70.076

Morley's Final Catalogue: Apparently rare. Ipswich (Ml); Aldeburgh (Wrt); Stowmarket (C); Bury (Skepper); one at Tuddenham in 1901 (Sparke).

Recent Suffolk Status: Very rare. Due to identification difficulties and the fact this moth is mainly a northern and western species in the UK the actual status of this moth as a Suffolk species is not certain.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: July highflyer flies later in the year and lacks the 3 black dashes at the tip of the forewing. May highflyer normally has some greenish colouration.

Habitat: Marshy areas, Sallow carr, moorland.

Verification Grade Comment: A clear photo or specimen will be required for any record to be accepted.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1901.
Last Recorded in 2000.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
2000+25TM39 - Outney/Shipmeadow
1901126TL77 - Mildenhall
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Willows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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