Geometridae : Larentiinae
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July Highflyer
Hydriomena furcata

(Thunberg, 1784) 1777 / 70.074

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp.), hazel (Corylus avellana), bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) and heather (Erica spp.). In Dorset, this highly variable moth is common to abundant in localities where hazel or sallow abound, but infrequent to rare elsewhere. There is no indication that the species feeds on heather in the county.

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

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Hazel, willows, Bilberry and Heather
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/201919SY98 Wareham
22/08/201919SY98 Wareham
21/08/201919SY98 Wareham
17/08/201929SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
17/08/201929SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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