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Speckled Yellow
Pseudopanthera macularia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1909 / 70.229
Photo © Rob Edmunds,  Methwold Warren 2019-05-22

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Similar Species: None
Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: One generation May-June.
Foodplant:   Wood Sage.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local / Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Day-flying species.
Localised to woodland in the Brecks.

A small yellow moth, speckled with brown blotches. Often found near Wood Sage, White Dead-nettle, Yellow Archangel and Woundwort. Inhabits open woodland and bushy grassland.

Recorded in 10 (14%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
18/05/2024828TL79Weeting (Roundhouse Plantation)
27/05/2023628TL89Lynford (Snake Wood)
27/05/2023228TL89Lynford (Snake Wood)
26/05/2023628TL79Weeting (Roundhouse Plantation)
06/05/2023128TL79Cranwich Heath
10/06/2022128TL79Cranwich Heath
09/06/2022+28TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
04/06/2022128TL79Cranwich Heath
03/06/2022128TL79Foulden
02/06/2022328TL78Weeting (Emily's Wood)
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