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Gandaritis pyraliata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1758 / 70.093
Photo © Dave Emley

Similar West Midlands Species
Eulithis mellinata
Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common species found across the region.

A species of gardens, hedgerows, woodland rides.

Overwinters as an egg. The adults may be disturbed during the day but fly at dusk and later come to light.

Note The distinctive resting position is shared only with the Spinach.

Recorded in 115 (82%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/2022336SO62 - E Ross & Dymock Forest
29/07/2022139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
25/07/2022136SO42 - Garway & Orcop
23/07/2022140SO28 - Newcastle/Clun Forest
20/07/2022336SO62 - E Ross & Dymock Forest
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