Geometridae : Ennominae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Female, Purdis Farm, Ipswich. June 2020

Immature stages

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Willow Beauty
Peribatodes rhomboidaria
Satin Beauty
Deileptenia ribeata
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Mottled Beauty
Alcis repandata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1941 / 70.265

Morley's Final Catalogue: Of quite frequent occurrence from Bentley Woods to Gorleston; occasionally at Monks Soham light in August.

Recent Suffolk Status: Very common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Larvae occasionally found in the spring in Suffolk on Honeysuckle and other plants.

Identification: The cross lines on Willow beauty start at the costa wide apart before almost converging near the trailing edge. In Mottled beauty the lines are wide apart across the wing. The cross lines on Satin beauty are less jagged and the wings more rounded.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 55 (95%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/09/2023+26TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
23/08/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
10/08/2023126TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
04/08/2023225TM59 - Lowestoft
28/07/2023226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 19-26mm
Flight: One generation June-July
Foodplant:   Woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 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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