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Pale Oak Beauty
Hypomecis punctinalis

(Scopoli, 1763) 1944 / 70.268

A rare and local resident.

Found mainly in broadleaved woodland and long-established scrub.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come readily to light.

Note Plainer than similar species and has a dark central spot on the hindwing which has a pale centre

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (6%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2015.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 22-26mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, birches, Hazel, Hawthorn and sallows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
05/07/20151VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
06/06/2014+VC36 - HerefordshireSO65
22/06/20091VC39 - StaffordshireSK12
12/06/20091VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
19971VC39 - StaffordshireSK00

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