Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Bogs Wood, Worcestershire. August 2nd 2004.

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Scarce Tissue
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Triphosa dubitata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1790 / 70.123

An uncommon resident; declining in Staffordshire.

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 76 (54%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-22mm
Flight: August - Oct ober(April - May after hibernation)
Foodplant:   Buckthorn, Alder Buckthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO65
31/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
29/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP08
28/07/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94
17/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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