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 74 (53%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Yellow-rattle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
12/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
11/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
18/06/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSO89
18/06/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74

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