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Eulithis mellinata (Fabricius, 1787)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1757 / 70.092
Photo © Brian Jones,  01/07/2013 - Alder Carr, Aldeby

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Eulithis testata
Barred Straw
Gandaritis pyraliata
Forewing: 16-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Black Currant, Red Current
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Status
Suburban areas, woodland and rough grassy areas.

Recorded in 63 (85%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
10/08/2023128TF63Dersingham
11/07/2023727TM49Aldeby (Stanley Carrs)
05/07/2023127TG11Costessey
05/07/2023127TG20Norwich (Earlham)
01/07/2023+27TG30Rockland Broad / Wheatfen
23/06/2023228TF82West Raynham
21/06/2023128TF63Dersingham
20/06/2023127TG10Mulbarton
19/06/2023127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
10/06/2023127TG10Bowthorpe
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