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Pale November Moth
Epirrita christyi (Allen, 1906)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1796 / 70.108
Photo © Peter Hall,  Rosemarkie, East Ross vc-106. October 8th 2022. Gen det. male

Similar West Midlands Species
November Moth
Epirrita dilutata
Autumnal Moth
Epirrita autumnata
Forewing: 15-20mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Beech, birches, elms, Alder, Hazel
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4

A common resident, probably found throughout the region, but true picture not known because of identification difficulties.

Most numerous in broadleaved woodland but also found in hedgerows, gardens, scrub.

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

Note Can ONLY be reliably be identified by examination of the genitalia.

Verification Grade Comment: Genitalia examination required.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 48 (34%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1960.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
13/11/2022136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
12/11/2022236SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
09/11/2022136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
06/11/2022136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
03/11/2022136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
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