Geometridae : Ennominae
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Brindled White-spot
Parectropis similaria

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1950 / 70.273

A fairly common resident in the south of the region.

A species of broadleaved woodland.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults come readily to light.

Note The large squarish white spot near the edge of the wing is diagnostic.

Larval colouration varies greatly.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 28 (20%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, Hazel, Hawthorn, Birch, Beech
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
27/06/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
23/06/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
23/06/2022+VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
16/06/20224VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
14/06/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP06

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