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Chesias legatella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1864 / 70.195
Photo © Peter Hall,  Rosemarkie, East Ross vc-106. September 19th 2022

Similar West Midlands Species
Chesias rufata
Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Broom
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A fairly common resident across the region.

A species of heathland, moorland, open woodland but also hedgerows and gardens.

Overwinters as an egg. Adults fly at dusk and later come to light. They may travel some distance from the nearest Broom.

Recorded in 77 (55%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1860.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
28/10/2022137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
27/10/2022139SJ85 - Biddulph/Kidsgrove
26/10/2022+39SK00 - Brownhills/Chasewater
20/10/2022139SJ84 - Newcastle/Potteries
19/10/2022139SO99 - Tipton/Wolverhampton
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