Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Larentia clavaria

(Haworth, 1809) 1745 / 70.070

Morley's Final Catalogue: Almost too abundant amoung Mallow in October to localise. Common at Ipswich lights; Copdock, Waldringfield, Blaxhall, Aldeburgh, Leiston, at Southwold lights, Frostenden, Gorleston, at Monks Soham light, Needham, Stowmarket, Bury. Not plentiful at Tuddenham (Sparke).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Shaded broad-bar is smaller and flies earlier in the year.

Habitat: Gardens, waste ground, hedgerows, woodland rides.

Recorded in 47 (81%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/10/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
30/10/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
30/10/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
24/10/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
23/10/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
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Forewing: 19-22mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Nov.
Foodplant:   Mallows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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