Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Small Seraphim
Pterapherapteryx sexalata

(Retzius, 1783) 1882 / 70.199

A scarce species across the region.

A species of damp broadleaved woodland, fens and carr.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults fly from dusk and come to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 29 (21%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 9-12mm.
Flight: May - June and July - August
Foodplant:   Sallows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
22/06/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
10/06/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
20/05/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
01/05/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO95

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