Geometridae : Ennominae
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Pale Brindled Beauty
Phigalia pilosaria

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1926 / 70.247

Davey, P., 2009: A frequent species in England and Wales, but more local elsewhere, the larva feeding on a various deciduous trees and shrubs. The female is wingless. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and usually common, particularly so in deciduous woodland, but it is seldom found in open country.

Recorded in 31 (78%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-24mm
Flight: Jan - March (sometimes December)
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/03/201919SY98 Wareham
26/02/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
26/02/201919ST72 Stour Provost
23/02/201919ST61 Sherborne
22/02/201919ST40 Beaminster

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