Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Dave Grundy,  attracted to moth lights, Whixall Moss, Shropshire, 21/05/13

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Ruddy Highflyer
Hydriomena ruberata

(Freyer, 1831) 1779 / 70.076

An uncommon resident.

A species of moorland and heathland.

Overwinters as a pupa, the adults being easily disturbed during the day and later coming to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 28 (20%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2014.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Willows
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/05/20141VC39 - StaffordshireSK06
17/07/20051VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
16/07/2003+VC40 - ShropshireSO39
2003+VC39 - StaffordshireSP09
20/05/2002+VC40 - ShropshireSJ43

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