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 64 (46%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1860.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-15mm
Flight: May-June and July-September
Foodplant:   Clovers, Trefoil and Lucerne
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
12/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
07/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
05/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
31/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97

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