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Dingy Shell
Euchoeca nebulata (Scopoli, 1763)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1874 / 70.112
Photo © Peter Hall

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Forewing: 9-12mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Alder
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A fairly common local resident.

A species of damp woodland and marshy areas.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adult invariably sit with their wings raised above the body. They fly from dusk and come to light in small numbers.

Recorded in 83 (59%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
22/07/2019137SP06 - Redditch
10/07/2019136SO36 - Titley & Birtley
09/07/2019337SO66 - Upper Sapey & Newnham Bridge
29/06/2019137SO75 - Bringsty & Broadwas
28/06/2019136SO34 - Moccas & Eardisley
Further info: Euchoeca nebulata
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