Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Scarce Tissue
Rheumaptera cervinalis
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Triphosa dubitata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1790 / 70.123

An uncommon resident.

A species of woodland, hedgerows and calcareous grassland.

Overwinters as an adult in caves, outbuildings, under bridges etc, sometimes in large numbers. Occasionally come to light.

Note Similar to Scarce Tissue but central band usually wider and wing surface is shiny.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 71 (51%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-22mm
Flight: August - Oct ober(April - May after hibernation)
Foodplant:   Buckthorn, Alder Buckthorn
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
18/05/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
18/04/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
17/08/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
01/08/2018+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94

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