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Small Brindled Beauty
Apocheima hispidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1925 / 70.246
Photo © Lee Taylor-Wheal,  16/02/23 - Old Colwall Herefordshire

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Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: February - March
Foodplant:   Oaks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

An uncommon resident in the south of the region.

A species of mature oak woodland.

Overwinters as a pupa. Females are wingless and males are attracted to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 39 (28%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
24/04/2022136SO52 - Hoarwithy & Llangarron
12/04/2022336SO52 - Hoarwithy & Llangarron
04/04/2022136SO52 - Hoarwithy & Llangarron
24/03/2022137SO77 - Wyre Forest
09/03/2022537SP06 - Redditch
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