Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Ruddy Highflyer
Hydriomena ruberata

(Freyer, 1831) 1779 / 70.076

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain, more frequent in the north, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp.) species. In Dorset, the moth is distinctly local and at low density, occurring in sallow-rich wetland across the Poole Basin, but also colonising river valley habitat at the foot of the chalk downs in north Dorset: Iwerne Minster, on 20 May 1957, 19 June 1958, 20 May 1959, 9 May 1966, 19 May 1967 (H Moore), Woolland, at MV light on 18 May 1999, 27 May 1999, 2 June 1999, 11 June... Read More

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Recorded in 17 (43%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2016.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Willows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
08/05/201629SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
11/05/201529SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
04/05/201529SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
11/07/201419SY99 Lytchett Matravers
28/04/201429SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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