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Mesoleuca albicillata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1748 / 70.068
Photo © Mick Saunt,  Middle Harling Heath 26/06/2017

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Similar Species: None
Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Bramble, Dewberry, Raspberry and Hazel.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Mainly woodland habitats. Local.

Recorded in 41 (55%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
28/07/2023128TL79Mundford
18/07/2022128TL79Mundford
16/07/2022+28TL79Cranwich Heath
04/07/2022128TL79Cranwich
01/07/2022128TL79Weeting (Crescent Wood)
12/09/2021127TG04Cley next the Sea
31/07/2021128TL79Cranwich
26/07/2021128TL79Cranwich
06/08/2020127TG30Claxton
06/08/2020127TG04Cley next the Sea
Further info: Mesoleuca albicillata
 
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