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Shoulder Stripe
Earophila badiata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1746 / 70.066
Photo © Paul Kitchener

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Similar Species: None
Forewing: 14-18mm.
Flight: One generation Mar-Apr.
Foodplant:   Dog-rose other wild rose.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Morley's Final Catalogue: Extremely abundant throughout the County in March and April, from Wherstead (Baylis) and Copdock (Hkg) to Bungay (Mn), Gorleston and Lound (Mr); Monks Soham at sallows. Actually recorded from the west at only Bury and Lavenham.

Recent Suffolk Status: Very common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Larvae can be found occasionally on Dog rose.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 49 (84%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1939.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
12/04/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
12/04/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
05/04/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
03/04/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
02/04/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
31/03/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
29/03/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
26/03/2024125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
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