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Rivulet
Perizoma affinitata (Stephens, 1831)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1802 / 70.132
Photo © Dave Emley

Similar West Midlands Species
Small Rivulet
Perizoma alchemillata
Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: May - July, August - September
Foodplant:   Red Campion.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A common resident found across the region.

Found in open woodland, scrub, roadside verges etc.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults fly from dusk but may also be disturbed during the day.

Note Similar to Small Rivulet but in that species the white cross-band has a double indentation rather than a single one on its inner edge and also, more often, a fainter cross-line nearer the base.

Recorded in 106 (76%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
26/08/2022240SO38 - Bishops Castle/Lydbury North
23/08/2022139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
18/08/2022139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
14/08/2022137SO66 - Upper Sapey & Newnham Bridge
13/08/2022139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
Further info: Perizoma affinitata
 
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