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Willow Beauty
Peribatodes rhomboidaria

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1937 / 70.258

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, apart from in the north of Scotland where it is local, the larva feeding on a wide variety of evergreen and deciduous tree and shrub species. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and usually common, sometimes abundant, and least common on open heathland. The caterpillar will eat almost any plant species. The national norm is for a single brood between late June and August with an occasional second brood in September. In Dorset, the prolonged flight... Read More

Recorded in 42 (105%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-24mm
Flight: June - October
Foodplant:   Various trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
< Waved Umber  |  Bordered Grey >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
22/10/201919SY98 Wareham
21/10/201929SY98 Wareham
20/10/201919SY98 Wareham
19/10/201919SY98 Wareham
16/10/201929SY98 Wareham

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