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Pale Brindled Beauty
Phigalia pilosaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1926 / 70.247
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Forewing: 19-24mm.
Flight: One generation Jan-March.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
(=Apocheima pilosaria)
Females completely wingless.
Also a black form f. monacharia.
Wide variety of habitats.

Recorded in 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/06/2021128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
03/06/2021127TG22 - Buxton
27/05/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
15/05/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
09/03/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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