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Oak Beauty
Biston strataria

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1930 / 70.251

A common resident found across the region.

Most common in mature oak woodland but found in other areas where oaks grow including gardens.

Overwinters as a larva. Females rarely seen at light but males can be quite common.

Recorded in 99 (71%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-27mm
Flight: February - April
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
20/04/2022+VC40 - ShropshireSJ41
19/04/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
18/04/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
16/04/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSK11
07/04/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK11

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