Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Barred Tooth-striped
Trichopteryx polycommata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1880 / 70.201

Norfolk status
Rare Breckland species.
This species appears to be in decline in Norfolk, with very few recent records, especially of larvae.

Barred Tooth-striped presence in the Norfolk Breck is remarkable because of the long distance that separates it from it's nearest currently occupied sites, in Kent and southeast England and in the Lake District.

First recorded from a single Breck site in 1980. (G. Haggett) Annual BC surveys in the 1990s and 2000s by Gerry Haggett produced further locations in the Brecks.
Larvae can be found by searching on Wild Privet in late May, early June.

Barred Tooth-striped larva are also host to the Parasitoid Wasp Earinus transversus. In a 2005 survey, 16/30 larvae were parasitised by E. transversus. No other location for this wasp is known in the world!

Adult moths can now be attracted to a new pheromone lure.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (8%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1980.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
25/03/2023128TL79Cranwich
24/03/2023128TL79Mundford
22/03/2023128TL79Cranwich Heath
21/03/2019128TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
15/03/2019128TL79Cranwich Heath
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation Mar-Apr.
Foodplant:   Wild Privet and Ash
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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