Geometridae : Ennominae
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Brindled Beauty
Lycia hirtaria

(Clerck, 1759) 1927 / 70.248

A common resident found across the region.

A species of broadleaved woodland, parks, gardens, scrub.

Overwinters as a pupa. Males are attracted to light but females seldom seen at light.

Recorded in 102 (73%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1860.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-23mm
Flight: March - May
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/06/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ70
21/05/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
20/05/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
18/05/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
17/05/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74

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