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Blomer's Rivulet
Venusia blomeri Curtis, 1932
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1872 / 70.116
Photo © Patrick Clement,  To light, Wenlock Edge, Shropshire, 13.6.21.

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 10-13mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Wych Elm
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

An uncommon resident in the south and east of the region.

A species of woodland and hedgerows, especially where Wych Elm grows.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults fly from dusk and come to light.

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

Recorded in 52 (37%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/2022136SO25 - Kington & Michaelchurch
23/08/2022140SO48 - Craven Arms
07/08/2022136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
02/08/2022140SO48 - Craven Arms
25/07/2022136SO42 - Garway & Orcop
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