Geometridae : Larentiinae
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May Highflyer
Hydriomena impluviata
Ruddy Highflyer
Hydriomena ruberata
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July Highflyer
Hydriomena furcata

(Thunberg, 1784) 1777 / 70.074

Morley's Final Catalogue: Locally abundant in woods, e.g. Bentley Woods, Henham Park. Monks Soham, uncommon at dusk and light. Bred at Ipswich.

Recent Suffolk Status: Locally common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Larvae found on many different tree species.

Identification: May highflyer flies earlier in the year and has 2 or 3 blackish streaks at the forewing tip. Ruddy highflyer is rarely greenish in colour, tending to be more greyish or reddish.

Habitat: Woodlands, scrub, some gardens.

Recorded in 52 (90%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
28/06/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
26/06/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
22/06/2024326TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
08/08/2023126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
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Forewing: 14-18mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Hazel, sallows, willows others
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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