Geometridae : Ennominae
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Photo © Gillian Nash,  Leigh - 21 February 2017

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Small Brindled Beauty
Apocheima hispidaria

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1925 / 70.246

Davey, P., 2009: A species confined to England, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.), and, occasionally on elm (Ulmus spp.), hazel (Corylus avellana) and sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa). The female is wingless. In Dorset the moth is local and colonises old oak woodland; mature oaks in parkland provide additional habitat.

Recorded in 18 (45%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2017.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: February - March
Foodplant:   Oaks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/02/201719ST60 Cerne Abbas
02/04/201419ST61 Sherborne
10/03/201419SU00 Wimborne
10/03/201419ST61 Sherborne
09/03/201419SU00 Wimborne

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