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Great Oak Beauty
Hypomecis roboraria

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1943 / 70.267

An uncommon and local resident.

A species of large oak woods.

Overwinters as a larva, adults are attracted to light.

Note This is a large moth so size should help to distinguish it from similar species. The two cross-lines are noticeably thickened where they converge at the wing edge, forming a sort of dark smudge.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 12 (9%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 23-32mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
04/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
30/06/2019+VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
20/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
16/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
02/07/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSO77

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