Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Barnhamcross common. June 2020

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Brown Scallop
Philereme vetulata
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Dark Umber
Philereme transversata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1792 / 70.119

Morley's Final Catalogue: Ranges along with the last, excepting at Aldeburgh. Unnoticed since 1890.

Recent Suffolk Status: Local, more common in the west of the county where there is more of the foodplant. Moths do wander on warm nights away from areas where there is Buckthorn.

Life history: Single-brooded. Larvae can be found in the late spring on Buckthorn.

Identification: Brown scallop does not have the obvious dark band.

Habitat: Woodland, scrubby areas, hedgerows.

Recorded in 32 (55%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/2023326TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
08/08/2023+26TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
04/08/2023126TL87 - Barnham/West Stow
31/07/2023126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
29/07/2023126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Buckthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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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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