Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Treble-bar
Aplocera plagiata
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Lesser Treble-bar
Aplocera efformata

(Guenee, 1857) 1868 / 70.193

An uncommon resident in the south of the region, last recorded in Staffordshire in 1991. More common in the south of the region.

Found in a wide range of habitats.

Overwinters as a larva and adults fly from dusk and come to light.

Note examination of the tip of the male's abdomen needed to separate from Treble-bar. In that species it is more acute.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 40 (29%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1896.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: May - June and August - September
Foodplant:   St John's-worts
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
18/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO76
10/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP07
09/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP07
09/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP07
08/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP07

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