Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Dark Umber
Philereme transversata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1792 / 70.119

An uncommon resident, especially in the south-east of the region.

A species of woodland scrub and hedgerows, especially on limestone.

Overwinters as an egg while adults fly from dusk and come to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo if away from regular sites.

Recorded in 32 (23%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Buckthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
20/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
18/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
13/07/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
11/07/20222VC37 - WorcestershireSP04
06/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51

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