Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Dave Grundy,  male dissected, attracted to moth lights, New Parks, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire on 27/10/07

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November Moth
Epirrita dilutata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1795 / 70.107

A common resident found throughout the region but true picture not known because of identification difficulties.

Most numerous in broadleaved woodland but also found in hedgerows, gardens, scrub.

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

Note Can only reliably be identified by examination of the genitalia.

Verification Grade Comment: Genitalia examintion needed.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 102 (73%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-20mm
Flight: October - November
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/11/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
06/11/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
03/11/20199VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
02/11/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK22
01/11/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85

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