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July Belle
Scotopteryx luridata (Fabricius, 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1734 / 70.041
Photo © John Charman,  Kelling Heath 07/06/2015

Similar Norfolk Species
Lead Belle
Scotopteryx mucronata
Forewing: 15-19mm.
Flight: One generation. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Gorse, Petty Whin, Dyer's Greenwood.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Widespread, but not frequently recorded, only one or two records each year.
Easily disturbed from foodplant by day. Flies at dusk.

Usually occurring on acid heathland and rough pasture where the foodplant occurs but can also occur on downland and open woodland.

Note: similar Lead Belle is not thought to occur in Norfolk.

Recorded in 31 (45%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/2020127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
11/07/2020527TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
25/06/2020227TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
25/06/2020327TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
22/06/2020127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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