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Small Seraphim
Pterapherapteryx sexalata (Retzius, 1783)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1882 / 70.199
Photo © Garry Barlow

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 9-12mm.
Flight: May - June and July - August
Foodplant:   Sallows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

A scarce species across the region.

A species of damp broadleaved woodland, fens and carr.

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

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.

Recorded in 29 (21%) 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
29/07/2022140SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
22/06/2022137SO97 - Dodford/Lickey
10/06/2022140SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
20/05/2022137SP06 - Redditch
01/05/2022137SO95 - Upton Snodsbury
Further info: Pterapherapteryx sexalata
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