Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Scarce Tissue
Rheumaptera cervinalis
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Triphosa dubitata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1790 / 70.123

An uncommon resident.

A species of woodland, hedgerows and calcareous grassland.

Overwinters as an adult in caves, outbuildings, under bridges etc, sometimes in large numbers. Occasionally come to light.

Note Similar to Scarce Tissue but central band usually wider and wing surface is shiny.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 72 (51%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-22mm
Flight: August - Oct ober(April - May after hibernation)
Foodplant:   Buckthorn, Alder Buckthorn
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
05/11/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
08/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
07/08/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO79
01/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
07/05/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO77

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