Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Chesias rufata

(Fabricius, 1775) 1865 / 70.196

An uncommon resident. Not seen in Staffordshire since 1995.

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 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: April - July
Foodplant:   Broom
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO73
28/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
14/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
19/04/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
26/06/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO53

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