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Photo © Brian Jones,  10/05/2022 - The Dell, Herringfleet Hall, Somerleyton Estate

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Brussels Lace
Cleorodes lichenaria
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Grey Birch
Aethalura punctulata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1951 / 70.274

Morley's Final Catalogue: Quite common on oak-trunks in all sylvan places during May. Bentley Woods, always abundant; Freston, Holbrook park; Worlingham; Fritton. Woolpit Wood (Pyett); Tuddenham Fen in 1916, Barton Mills in 1922, Mildenhall in 1934 (Mly).

Recent Suffolk Status: Very local. Becoming rarer in the county in recent years with few records.

Life history: Single-brooded. Can occasionally be found at rest on tree trunks during the day as well as at light traps.

Identification: Brussels lace is usually more greenish.

Habitat: Mainly Birch woodland and Alder carr.

Recorded in 28 (48%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1916.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/06/2023225TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
07/05/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
06/05/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
09/04/2023126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
10/05/2022126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Downy and Silver Birch, Alder
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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