Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Raymond A Watson,  Hollesley, Suffolk. 16 April 2019

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Seraphim
Lobophora halterata
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Early Tooth-striped
Trichopteryx carpinata

(Borkhausen, 1794) 1881 / 70.202

Morley's Final Catalogue: Known from only Mildenhall and Ipswich in 1890. Found on Rushmere heath in 1896 (Baylis), at light in Ipswich (Pyett), and often in some numbers on trunks in Bentley Woods (Elliott, Hkg, Platten, Mly).

Recent Suffolk Status: Local, mainly in the Sandlings and Brecks, scattered records elsewhere.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Seraphim is smaller and normally has dark bands across the wings.

Habitat: Woodland, scrub, rides in forestry areas.

Recorded in 27 (47%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1896.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/05/2023125TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
16/04/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
09/04/2023126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
05/04/2023626TL98 - Knettishall
30/03/2023225TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
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Forewing: 13-18mm.
Flight: One generation April-May.
Foodplant:   Sallows, birches, Alder and Honeysuckle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
     
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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