Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Argent & Sable
Rheumaptera hastata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1787 / 70.120

A rare and declining resident.

A species of open and partially cleared coppiced broadleaved woodland. Also newly-planted conifer plantations.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults are active by day.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 41 (29%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1863.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Seedlings of Downy and Silver Birch and also on Bog-myrtle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
31/05/20227VC39 - StaffordshireSK02
27/05/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
15/05/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
23/06/2021+VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
16/06/20211VC40 - ShropshireSJ43

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