Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Eulithis testata

(Linnaeus, 1761) 1755 / 70.090

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in Britain, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp), creeping willow (Salix repens), birch (Betula spp.) and aspen (Populus tremula). In Dorset, the moth is found exclusively on sandy soil where it is locally common. The following light trap records coincided with westerly airflows, and dispersal from upland regions to the west of Dorset are suspected on each occasion: Bridport, on 18 July 2004 (D Wedd), West Bexington, on 14 August 1993, 3 September 2001... Read More

Recorded in 23 (58%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-19mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Willows, Aspen and other poplars
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
13/08/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
13/08/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
13/08/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
11/08/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
02/08/201949SY39 Lyme Regis

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