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Dingy Shell
Euchoeca nebulata (Scopoli, 1763)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1874 / 70.112
Photo © Helen McClennon-Warnock,  10/08/2020 - The Thicks

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Small Yellow Wave
Hydrelia flammeolaria
Rannoch Looper
Macaria brunneata
Forewing: 9-12mm.
Flight: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Alder.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Morley's Final Catalogue: Quite locally common, always among alders in marshes. Especially noticed in Bramford marshes, 1895; Bixley Decoy, 1904; Blythburgh damp wood, 1932 (D); Beccles and Fritton.

Recent Suffolk Status: Locally common.

Life history: Single-brooded in one extended generation.

Identification: The Rannoch looper (an immigrant to the county) which can rest with the wings folded over the body, is larger. The Small yellow wave is bright yellow in colour with brownish cross lines.

Habitat: Mainly wet woodlands, river valleys, fens.

Recorded in 43 (74%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
23/06/2024325TM49Somerleyton/Beccles
23/05/2024125TM49Somerleyton/Beccles
16/08/2023125TM24Woodbridge/Martlesham
10/08/2023125TM24Woodbridge/Martlesham
27/07/2023126TL78Brandon/Lakenheath
08/07/2023126TL78Brandon/Lakenheath
07/07/2023225TM49Somerleyton/Beccles
25/06/2023125TM58Carlton Colville/Kessingland
24/06/2023126TL78Brandon/Lakenheath
20/06/2023125TM46Minsmere/Leiston
Further info: Euchoeca nebulata
 
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