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Chesias rufata (Fabricius, 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1865 / 70.196
Photo © Garry Barlow,  Bewdley

Similar West Midlands Species
Chesias legatella
Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: April - July
Foodplant:   Broom
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

An uncommon and much declined resident.

A species of heathland, embankments, roadsides, railway lines where Broom grows.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults can be disturbed or found resting during the day and later come to light.

Recorded in 38 (27%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
02/06/2021136SO47 - Leintwardine/Mortimer Forest
17/05/2021137SO86 - Droitwich Spa
16/06/2020137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
16/04/2020140SO49 - Church Stretton
29/06/2019137SO73 - Ledbury & Eastnor
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