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

Similar West Midlands Species
Aplocera plagiata
Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: May - June and August - September
Foodplant:   St John's-worts
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

An uncommon resident in the south of the region, last recorded in Staffordshire in 1991. More common 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 40 (29%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1896.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
18/08/2020137SO76 - Sapey Common & Great Witley
10/08/2020137SP07 - Alvechurch
09/08/2020137SP07 - Alvechurch
09/08/2020137SP07 - Alvechurch
08/08/2020137SO98 - Dudley/Saltwells Wood
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