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Brown Scallop
Philereme vetulata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1791 / 70.118
Photo © Peter Hall,  Bradenham, Bucks

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Dark Umber
Philereme transversata
Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Buckthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

An scarce to uncommon and local resident.

A species of woodland edges, scrub and hedgerows, especially on limestone where its foodplant is most commonly found.

Overwinters as an egg while adults fly from dusk and come to light.

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

Recorded in 24 (17%) 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
16/06/2022137SO95 - Upton Snodsbury
16/07/2021337SO85 - Worcester
28/06/2020136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
07/07/2018136SO53 - SE Hereford & Haugh Wood
01/07/2018+37SO75 - Bringsty & Broadwas
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