Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Chesias rufata

(Fabricius, 1775) 1865 / 70.196

An uncommon and much declined resident.

A species of heathland, embankments, roadsides, railway lines where Broom grows.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults can be disturbed or found resting during the day and later come to light.

Recorded in 38 (27%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: April - July
Foodplant:   Broom
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
02/06/20211VC36 - HerefordshireSO47
17/05/20211VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
16/06/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
16/04/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO49
29/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO73

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