Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Dave Grundy,  male - dissected, attracted to moth trap, Blackbrook, Peak District, VC39, 21/09/2010

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Small Autumnal Moth
Epirrita filigrammaria

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1846) 1798 / 70.110

A local resident.

A species of moorland.

Overwinters as an egg. Adults can be found, sometimes in large numbers, hanging from heather at dusk. Comes to light.

Note This is the easiest of the 4 Epirritas to identify mainly because of its much earlier flight period and by its restricted habitat.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 16 (11%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1901.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: August - September
Foodplant:   heather and bilberry
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
09/09/20181VC40 - ShropshireSO49
11/08/20171VC40 - ShropshireSJ61
07/09/20161VC39 - StaffordshireSJ96
27/08/20131VC39 - StaffordshireSK06
27/08/20131VC39 - StaffordshireSK06

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