Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Spinach
Eulithis mellinata
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Barred Straw
Gandaritis pyraliata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1758 / 70.093
=Eulithis pyraliata

A common species found across the region.

A species of gardens, hedgerows, woodland rides.

Overwinters as an egg. The adults may be disturbed during the day but fly at dusk and later come to light.

Note The distinctive resting position is shared only with the Spinach.

Recorded in 111 (79%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO69
19/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
17/07/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
16/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
16/07/20192VC36 - HerefordshireSO62

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