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Oak Beauty
Biston strataria

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1930 / 70.251

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in England and Wales, more local elsewhere, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.), elm (Ulmus spp.), hazel (Corylus avellana), aspen (Populus tremula), alder (Alnus spp.) and a variety of other deciduous tree species. In Dorset, the moth is common in mature oak woodland and frequent in deciduous woods generally. The moth is occasionally recorded in open country.

Recorded in 36 (90%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-27mm
Flight: February - April
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
< Brindled Beauty | Peppered Moth >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/06/201919ST90 - Spetisbury
20/04/201919SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
20/04/201919ST61 Sherborne
16/04/201919ST61 Sherborne
14/04/201919ST40 Beaminster

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