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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Autumnal Moth
Epirrita autumnata

(Borkhausen, 1794) 1797 / 70.109

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 examination needed.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 52 (37%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1912.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: October - November
Foodplant:   Birch and Alder
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
01/11/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
24/10/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO65
24/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
20/10/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
17/10/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34

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