Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Peter Hall,  Rosemarkie, East Ross vc-106. September 19th 2022

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Streak
Chesias legatella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1864 / 70.195

A fairly common resident across the region.

A species of heathland, moorland, open woodland but also hedgerows and gardens.

Overwinters as an egg. Adults fly at dusk and later come to light. They may travel some distance from the nearest Broom.

Recorded in 77 (55%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1860.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Broom
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
28/10/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
27/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
26/10/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSK00
20/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ84
19/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSO99

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