Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Small Rivulet
Perizoma alchemillata
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Perizoma affinitata

(Stephens, 1831) 1802 / 70.132

A common resident found across the region.

Found in open woodland, scrub, roadside verges etc.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults fly from dusk but may also be disturbed during the day.

Note Similar to Small Rivulet but in that species the white cross-band has a double indentation rather than a single one on its inner edge and also, more often, a fainter cross-line nearer the base.

Recorded in 103 (74%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: May - July, August - September
Foodplant:   Red Campion
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
11/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
10/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
09/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
08/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO34

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