Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Eulithis testata

(Linnaeus, 1761) 1755 / 70.090

A local and common resident.

A species of moorland and scrubby upland grassland.

Overwinters as an egg, adults can be disturbed from vegetation and later are attracted to light.

Recorded in 63 (45%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-19mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Willows, Aspen and other poplars
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
28/08/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
13/08/20228VC40 - ShropshireSO39
13/08/20228VC40 - ShropshireSO39
11/08/20222VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
20/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO95

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