Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Small Yellow Wave
Hydrelia flammeolaria

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1876 / 70.114

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in southern Britain, the larva feeding on maple (Acer spp.), but more local further north where the larva feeds on alder (Alnus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is associated with deciduous woodland on chalky soil and here it is usually frequent. However, it is locally common in damp deciduous woodland on acid and clay soils, for example at Oakers Wood, Holt Forest, Trigon Ford and Arne Wood. In this biotype maple is largely absent, and alder or birch (Betula spp.)... Read More

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-11mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Field Maple, Sycamore and Alder
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
26/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
25/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
24/07/201919SY49 Bridport
23/07/201919SY49 Bridport
23/07/201919SY79 Puddletown

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