Geometridae : Ennominae
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Brindled Beauty
Lycia hirtaria

(Clerck, 1759) 1927 / 70.248

A common resident found across the region.

A species of broadleaved woodland, parks, gardens, scrub.

Overwinters as a larva. Males are attracted to light but females seldom seen at light.

Recorded in 98 (70%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1860.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-23mm
Flight: March - May
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO65 -
03/06/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSP09
17/05/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
15/05/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
09/05/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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