Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Brown Scallop
Philereme vetulata
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Dark Umber
Philereme transversata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1792 / 70.119

Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to England and Wales, the larva feeding on buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica). In Dorset, the moth is local and at low density, and occupies similar habitats to the Brown Scallop. This species is fairly regularly recorded from just one site on sandy soil, Hurn. Here the species is associated with alder buckthorn (Frangula alnus) - see also Brown Scallop.

Recorded in 28 (70%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Buckthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/201919ST61 Sherborne
28/07/201919ST61 Sherborne
23/07/2019+9SY98 Wareham
17/07/201919ST61 Sherborne
13/07/201919SY79 Puddletown

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