Geometridae : Ennominae
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Latticed Heath
Chiasmia clathrata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1894 / 70.218

A fairly common resident, mainly in the east of the region.

Occurs in open ground, calcareous grassland, fens to acid heathland and moorland.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults can be disturbed during the day and later are attracted to light.

Recorded in 70 (50%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1860.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-15mm
Flight: May-June and July-September
Foodplant:   Clovers, Trefoil and Lucerne
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
01/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
13/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
11/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
08/08/20225VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
07/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO97

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