Geometridae : Ennominae
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Pale Brindled Beauty
Phigalia pilosaria

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1926 / 70.247

A common species found across the region.

Found in a range of habitats including urban gardens.

Overwinters as an egg, females are wingless and males come readily to light.

Recorded in 100 (71%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-24mm
Flight: Jan - March (sometimes December)
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
27/05/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO53 -
15/05/2022+VC40 - ShropshireSJ41
24/04/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ83 -
20/04/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO25
11/04/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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