Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Small Rivulet
Perizoma alchemillata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1803 / 70.133

Davey, P., 2009: A generally distributed species in Britain, the larva feeding in the flowers and seeds of hemp-nettle (Galeopsis spp.) and woundwort (Stachys spp.). In Dorset, the moth is widespread and frequent. Host plants in the county are bifid hemp-nettle (Galeopsis bifida), betony (Stachys officinalis), hedge woundwort (Stachys sylvatica) and marsh woundwort (Stachys palustris).

Recorded in 39 (98%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm.
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Common Hemp-nettle
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
22/08/201919ST61 Sherborne
17/08/201919ST61 Sherborne
12/08/201919ST61 Sherborne
08/08/201919ST61 Sherborne
07/08/201919ST61 Sherborne

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