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Brindled White-spot
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Ectropis crepuscularia

(Goeze, 1781) 1947 / 70.270
=Ectropis bistortata

A common species across the region.

Most common in broadleaved woodland but also in hedgerows, scrub, parks and gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults can be found at rest on tree trunks and are readily attracted to light.

Note There has always been debate as to whether Engrailed and Small Engrailed are separate species. Current thinking is that there is just one so all records should go down as E. crepuscularia.

Recorded in 108 (77%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-22mm
Flight: March - May and June - August
Foodplant:   Woody plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
09/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
05/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP13
08/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
08/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
03/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34

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