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Feathered Beauty
Peribatodes secundaria (Esper, 1794)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1937a / 70.260
Photo © Neil Sherman,  Male. Bulgaria, July 2014.

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Willow Beauty
Peribatodes rhomboidaria
Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: July - Sept
Foodplant:   Norway Spruce
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Nationally Rare / Immigrant
Former Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Morley's Final Catalogue: Not recorded from the county in Morley's time.

Recent Suffolk Status: A very rare immigrant. 3 county records, the first in west Suffolk in 1999.

Life history: Single-brooded. Two of the Suffolk records were in the summer but the 1999 record was in September.

Identification: Very similar to Willow beauty. Feathered beauty has much more feathered antennae and the outer cross line is strongly curved in the trailing half.

Habitat: Coniferous woodland.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1999.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
24/09/1999+26TL86Bury St Edmunds
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