Geometridae : Ennominae
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Oak Beauty
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Peppered Moth
Biston betularia

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1931 / 70.252

A common resident found across the region.

A species of woodland, scrub, parks and gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults come readily to light. There has been a decline in the melanic form carbonaria as the environment has cleaned up.

Recorded in 119 (85%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 22-28mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   many small plants, trees and shrubs
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
15/10/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO57
09/10/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ72 -
07/10/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ41 -
05/09/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO48
02/09/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO89

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