Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Barred Tooth-striped
Trichopteryx polycommata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1880 / 70.201

A rare species with the only recent records coming from Herefordshire.

A species of hedgerows, open woodland, woodland edge.

Overwinters as a pupa and comes sparingly to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (6%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2007.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: March - April
Foodplant:   Wild Privet and Ash
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
06/04/20072VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
15/03/20071VC36 - HerefordshireSO73
20071VC36 - HerefordshireSO73
22/03/19881VC36 - HerefordshireSO73
03/04/1986+VC36 - HerefordshireSO73

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