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Willow Beauty
Peribatodes rhomboidaria
Satin Beauty
Deileptenia ribeata
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Mottled Beauty
Alcis repandata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1941 / 70.265

A common resident found across the region.

Found in a wide variety of habitats but most abundant in woodland and carr.

Overwinters as a small larva and adults come readily to light.

Note Doesn't show the converging nature of the cross-lines found in the equally common Willow Beauty. Melanics do occur.

Recorded in 114 (81%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-26mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Woody plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/20192VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
24/08/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
23/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
23/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO38
23/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO38

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