Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Peter Hall,  Bringsty Common October 23rd 2021. Octavals inspected

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Autumnal Moth
Epirrita autumnata

(Borkhausen, 1794) 1797 / 70.109

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 reliably be identified by examination of the genitalia.

Verification Grade Comment: Genitalia examination needed.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 56 (40%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1912.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: October - November
Foodplant:   Birch and Alder
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
30/10/20225VC40 - ShropshireSO48
27/10/20224VC40 - ShropshireSO48
27/10/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO57
26/10/20222VC40 - ShropshireSO57
17/10/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO57

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