Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Dark Umber
Philereme transversata
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Brown Scallop
Philereme vetulata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1791 / 70.118

An uncommon and local resident.

A species of woodland edges, scrub and hedgerows, especially on limestone where its foodplant is most commonly found.

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 23 (16%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Buckthorn
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/07/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
01/07/2018+VC37 - WorcestershireSO75
15/07/20171VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
09/07/20171VC37 - WorcestershireSO75
18/06/20172VC36 - HerefordshireSO53

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