Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Spinach
Eulithis mellinata
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Barred Straw
Gandaritis pyraliata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1758 / 70.093
=Eulithis pyraliata

A common species found across the region.

A species of gardens, hedgerows, woodland rides.

Overwinters as an egg. The adults may be disturbed during the day but fly at dusk and later come to light.

Note The distinctive resting position is shared only with the Spinach.

Recorded in 115 (82%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/20223VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
29/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
25/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO42
23/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO28
20/07/20223VC36 - HerefordshireSO62

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