Geometridae : Ennominae
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Willow Beauty
Peribatodes rhomboidaria
Mottled Beauty
Alcis repandata
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Satin Beauty
Deileptenia ribeata

(Clerck, 1759) 1940 / 70.264

A fairly common resident.

A species mainly of coniferous woodland.

Overwinters as a small larva, adults are attracted to light.

Note Has a broader, more rounded wing than Mottled Beauty. Cross-veins when present are similar to Willow Beauty but central one is more scalloped an less oblique.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo if away from regular sites.

Recorded in 58 (41%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1912.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-26mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Norway Spruce, Larch, Douglas Fir
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
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
09/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
16/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO46
11/07/20223VC40 - ShropshireSO79
02/07/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSO88
27/06/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO72

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