Geometridae : Ennominae
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Pale Oak Beauty
Hypomecis punctinalis

(Scopoli, 1763) 1944 / 70.268

Davey, P., 2009: A local species limited to southern Britain, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.) and occasionally birch (Betula spp.), sallow (Salix spp.) and sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus). In Dorset, the moth is local and tends to be confined to old oak and birch woodland, favouring open, well-lit situations. Whitesheet Plantation is a good locality for the moth; here the habitat is again open but with plantation birch and sallow predominating.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 21 (53%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1953.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 22-26mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, birches, Hazel, Hawthorn and sallows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/07/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers
11/06/2016+9SZ09 Poole
02/08/201519ST91 Tarrant Gunville
23/07/2015+9SY98 Wareham
04/07/201529SZ09 Poole

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