Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Seraphim
Lobophora halterata
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Barred Tooth-striped
Trichopteryx polycommata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1880 / 70.201

Morley's Final Catalogue: Our east-central area of England is the only part unpatonised by T. polycommata, which occurs no nearer than Monks Wood.

Recent Suffolk Status: No recent records, possibly extinct. Resident very locally in the Norfolk Brecks where it was discovered in 1980, but said to be in decline (J. Wheeler, Norfolk Moths website).

Life history: Single-brooded. Adults can be seen at rest after dark on twigs of the foodplant as well as coming to light.

Identification: Seraphim is greyer and lacks the brown patches on the wings.

Habitat: Scrub areas in Breck grassland.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1980.
Last Recorded in 1980.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/01/1980 to 31/12/1991+26Confidential
Show Details | 1990 to 2023 | 2000 to 2023 | Graph Key
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation Mar-Apr.
Foodplant:   Wild Privet and Ash
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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