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Small Waved Umber
Horisme vitalbata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1781 / 70.126
Photo © Robert Sharp,  Hammerwich, Staffs.

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: May - June, August
Foodplant:   Traveller's-joy
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Fairly common resident in the south where its foodplant is more common. Rare to absent in the north.

A species of open woodland, scrub and hedges on calcareous soils.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults come to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo if away from regular sites.

Recorded in 46 (33%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/2022140SJ22 - Oswestry/Llanymynech
14/08/2022140SJ22 - Oswestry/Llanymynech
09/08/2022136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
07/08/2022136SO44 - Stretton Sugwas, Wellington
07/08/2022136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
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