Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Dave Grundy,  attracted to moth lights, Black Darren, Black Mountains, Herefordshire, 21/06/11

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Lead Belle
Scotopteryx mucronata
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July Belle
Scotopteryx luridata

(Fabricius, 1775) 1734 / 70.041

A local and much declined resident.

Found in a range of open habitats including grassland, heathland and moorland.

Flies at dusk but is easily disturbed from its resting place during the day.

Note Very similar to Lead Belle. The small black dot is round and usually nearer the 2nd; in Lead Belle it is tear-shaped and usually mid-way between or nearer to the 3rd line. Lead Belle also flies a little earlier though it overlaps.These characters are variable so genitalia examination is preferred.

Verification Grade Comment: Genitaia determination preferred

Recorded in 50 (36%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-19mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Gorse, Petty Whin, Dyer's Greenweed
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
13/06/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO39
09/07/20211VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
27/06/20211VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
14/06/20211VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
03/07/2020+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94

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