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Ecliptopera silaceata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1759 / 70.094
Photo © Patrick Clement,  To light, Halesowen VC37. May 19th 2013.

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Forewing: 13-17mm.
Flight: April - June, July - August
Foodplant:   Willowherbs
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common resident found throughout the region.

Found wherever willowherbs grow.

Overwinters as a pupa while the adults come readily to light.

Recorded in 112 (80%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/2019139SJ85 - Biddulph/Kidsgrove
30/08/2019236SO34 - Moccas & Eardisley
30/08/2019136SO33 - Peterchurch & Abbey Dore
30/08/2019136SO75 - Bringsty & Broadwas
29/08/2019136SO34 - Moccas & Eardisley
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