Geometridae : Ennominae
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Small Brindled Beauty
Apocheima hispidaria

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1925 / 70.246

An uncommon resident in the south of the region.

A species of mature oak woodland.

Overwinters as a pupa. Females are wingless and males are attracted to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 39 (28%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: February - March
Foodplant:   Oaks
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
24/04/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
12/04/20223VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
04/04/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
24/03/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
09/03/20225VC37 - WorcestershireSP06

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