Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Grass Rivulet
Perizoma albulata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1807 / 70.137

A fairly common resident in the south, less so in the north.

A grassland species, mainly on calcareous soils.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults fly commonly during the day and come to light too.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo if away from regular sites.

Recorded in 63 (45%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Yellow-rattle
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
22/06/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
21/06/20193VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
21/06/20193VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
17/06/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
15/06/20197VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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