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Yellow Shell
Camptogramma bilineata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1742 / 70.059
Photo © Peter W Webster,  13/08/2023 - Bungay

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Similar Species: None
Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Cleavers and Bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Morley's Final Catalogue: In profusion in every hedge of the County; often at light.

Recent Suffolk Status: Abundant.

Life history: Single-brooded. Readily disturbed from vegetation during the daytime. Less commonly recorded at light.

Identification: Unmistakeable. Very variable species in extent of yellow and darker shading.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 57 (98%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
03/07/2024125TM24Woodbridge/Martlesham
03/07/2024126TL66Newmarket
01/07/2024126TL78Brandon/Lakenheath
29/06/2024125TM24Woodbridge/Martlesham
29/06/2024125TM23Felixstowe/Landguard Point
28/06/2024126TL84Sudbury/Glemsford
28/06/2024226TL96Thurston/Elmswell
27/06/2024125TM59Lowestoft
27/06/2024125TM24Woodbridge/Martlesham
27/06/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
Further info: Camptogramma bilineata
 
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