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Oak Beauty
Biston strataria
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Peppered Moth
Biston betularia

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1931 / 70.252

A common resident found across the region.

A species of woodland, scrub, parks and gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults come readily to light. There has been a decline in the melanic form carbonaria as the environment has cleaned up.

Recorded in 114 (81%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 22-28mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   many small plants, trees and shrubs
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
23/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO38 -
17/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
13/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
08/08/20192VC36 - HerefordshireSO34

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