Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Mottled Grey
Colostygia multistrigaria

(Haworth, 1809) 1775 / 70.101

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on lady's bedstraw (Galium verum) and heath bedstraw (Galium saxatile). In Dorset, the moth frequents two habitat types: the first, where it is locally common, is unimproved grassland on chalky soils where lady's bedstraw grows inland and along the coast between Durlston and Charmouth, including Portland. The second is heathland and acid grassland in the Poole Basin where heath bedstraw grows; in this sandy habitat it is at low... Read More

Recorded in 23 (58%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-17mm
Flight: March - April
Foodplant:   Lady's Bedstraw, other bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
28/03/201919SY48 Burton Bradstock
22/03/201919SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
21/03/201939SY88 Wool / Lulworth
20/03/201929SY39 Lyme Regis
18/03/201929SY39 Lyme Regis

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