Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Yellow Shell
Camptogramma bilineata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1742 / 70.059

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, the larva feeding on chickweed (Stellaria spp.), dock (Rumex spp.), grasses (Gramineae spp.), and other low-growing plants. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and common to abundant, and far more frequently flushed out from its hiding places during the daytime than encountered at light traps at night. The national norm is a single brood between mid-June and mid-August, but in Dorset the moth is double-brooded, the first brood between late May and... Read More

Recorded in 40 (100%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Docks and Bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
28/09/201919SY98 Wareham
15/09/201919SU00 Wimborne
13/09/201919ST40 Beaminster
12/09/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
12/09/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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