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Scalloped Hazel
Odontopera bidentata (Clerck, 1759)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1920 / 70.240
Photo © Peter Follett,  Carlton Colville, Suffolk

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Scalloped Oak
Crocallis elinguaria
Forewing: 20-24mm
Flight: One generation May - June
Foodplant:   Woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Morley's Final Catalogue: Both quite frequent from Bentley Woods to Gorleston, occuring occasionally at Monks Soham light in summer.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Larvae have been found at night on Ivy in the autumn during searches for moths on the flowers.

Identification: Scalloped Oak normally flies later in the year and is more yellowish in colour.

Habitat: Woodlands, scrub areas, hedgerows, gardens.

Recorded in 50 (86%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 10 Records
30/05/2023225TG40Belton/Burgh Castle
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