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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 95 (68%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-27mm
Flight: February - April
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
19/04/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ80
18/04/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
12/04/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
07/04/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
07/04/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34

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