Geometridae : Ennominae
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Satin Beauty
Deileptenia ribeata

(Clerck, 1759) 1940 / 70.264

Davey, P., 2009: A locally frequent species in England, Wales and southern Scotland but scarce elsewhere, the larva feeding on yew (Taxus baccata), norway spruce (Picea abies), douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), pine (Pinus spp.), oak (Quercus spp.) and birch (Betula spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common very locally in mixed woodland containing norway spruce or douglas fir. The moth has been noted in very small numbers in 'pure' oak woodland where there is negligible conifer, such as... Read More

Recorded in 34 (85%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-26mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Norway Spruce, Larch, Douglas Fir
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
26/07/201939SY98 Wareham
21/07/2019+9SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
18/07/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
14/07/201919SY98 Wareham
14/07/201919SY98 Wareham

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