Geometridae : Larentiinae
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July Highflyer
Hydriomena furcata

(Thunberg, 1784) 1777 / 70.074

A common species across the region.

Inhabits a wide variety of habitats ranging form lowland woodland to moorland.

Overwinters as an egg, adults easily disturbed during the day and comes readily to light.

It is a very variable species, the moorland forms tending to be smaller and distinctive.

Recorded in 115 (82%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Hazel, willows, Bilberry and Heather
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
16/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ83
09/09/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
19/08/20202VC36 - HerefordshireSO35
13/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
13/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO32

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