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Lesser Treble-bar
Aplocera efformata (Guenee, 1857)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1868 / 70.193
Photo © Dave Wilton

Similar West Midlands Species
Treble-bar
Aplocera plagiata
Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: May - June and August - September
Foodplant:   St John's-worts
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

An uncommon resident in the south of the region.

Found in a wide range of habitats.

Overwinters as a larva and adults fly from dusk and come to light.

Note examination of the tip of the male's abdomen needed to separate from Treble-bar. In that species it is more acute.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 42 (30%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1896.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
27/08/2022137SP18 - Birmingham-Hall Green
26/08/2022137SP18 - Birmingham-Hall Green
24/08/2022137SP18 - Birmingham-Hall Green
23/08/2022137SO96 - Stoke Prior/Hanbury
12/08/2022137SP18 - Birmingham-Hall Green
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