Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Dave Grundy,  Male, dissected, attracted to moth traps, Barr Beacon, Walsall, Staffordshire, 17/10/05

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November Moth
Epirrita dilutata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1795 / 70.107

A common resident found throughout the region but true picture not known because of identification difficulties.

Most numerous in broadleaved woodland but also found in hedgerows, gardens, scrub.

Overwinters as an egg while adults fly readily from dusk and come to light.

Note Can ONLY be reliably be identified by examination of the genitalia.

Verification Grade Comment: Genitalia examintion needed.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 109 (78%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-20mm
Flight: October - November
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
12/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
06/11/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
05/11/2022+VC40 - ShropshireSJ41
05/11/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
04/11/20222VC40 - ShropshireSJ51

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