Geometridae : Ennominae
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Pale Brindled Beauty
Phigalia pilosaria

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1926 / 70.247

A common species found across the region.

Found in a range of habitats including urban gardens.

Overwinters as an egg, females are wingless and males come readily to light.

Recorded in 91 (65%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-24mm
Flight: Jan - March (sometimes December)
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
25/12/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
24/12/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
08/11/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
30/04/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO65 -
21/03/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO67

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