Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Lesser Treble-bar
Aplocera efformata
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Aplocera plagiata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1867 / 70.192

A fairly common resident.

Found in a wide range of habitats.

Overwinters as a larva. Adults can be disturbed during the day and later fly at dusk, coming to light.

Note examination of the tip of the male's abdomen needed to separate from Lesser Treble-bar. In that species it is more rounded

Recorded in 94 (67%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-22mm.
Flight: May - June and August - September
Foodplant:   St John's-worts
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
06/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
03/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ84
02/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
02/09/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51

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