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Pale Brindled Beauty
Phigalia pilosaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1926 / 70.247
Photo © Peter Hall

Similar West Midlands Species
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Apocheima hispidaria
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Forewing: 19-24mm
Flight: Jan - March (sometimes December)
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A common species found across the region.

Found in a range of habitats including urban gardens.

Overwinters as an egg, females are wingless and males come readily to light.

Recorded in 91 (65%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
25/12/2020136SO52 - Hoarwithy & Llangarron
24/12/2020139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
08/11/2020137SO86 - Droitwich Spa
30/04/2020136SO65 - Bromyard & Brockhampton Estate
21/03/2020140SO67 - Cleobury Mortimer
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