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Willow Beauty
Peribatodes rhomboidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1937 / 70.258
Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Worcester 2006

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Forewing: 17-24mm
Flight: June - October
Foodplant:   Various trees
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A very common species across our region

A species of woodland, hedgerows, scrub and gardens and parks even in urban areas.

Overwinters as a small larva and adults come readily to light.

NoteThis is the commonest member of a group that can cause problems. The most obvious feature is the two cross-lines that converge and almost meet on the hind margin of the wing.The outer cross-line is kinked where it meets the costa and is then almost straight up to the rear margin of the wing. Melanics are common.

Recorded in 116 (83%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/10/2019136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
06/10/2019137SP18 - Birmingham-Hall Green
28/09/2019139SJ91 - Cannock Chase/Penkridge
27/09/2019237SO94 - Pershore
26/09/2019137SO86 - Droitwich Spa
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