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Small Brindled Beauty
Apocheima hispidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1925 / 70.246
Photo © Lynnette Nicholson, Mark Golley,  14/03/2024 - Cley

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Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: One generation Feb-March.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Status
Early spring species. Wingless females and quite variable males.
Mature oak woodland.

Recorded in 43 (58%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2024.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
07/04/2024127TM18New Buckenham
29/03/2024127TG11Costessey
20/03/2024127TM18New Buckenham
20/03/2024127TG11Horsford
19/03/2024127TG11Horsford
19/03/2024128TF63Snettisham
15/03/2024127TG01Lyng
14/03/2024127TM18New Buckenham
14/03/2024327TG11Horsford
14/03/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
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