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Mottled Beauty
Alcis repandata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1941 / 70.265
Photo © Mark Marshall,  15th June, 2020 - form muraria

Similar West Midlands Species
Willow Beauty
Peribatodes rhomboidaria
Satin Beauty
Deileptenia ribeata
Forewing: 19-26mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Woody plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common resident found across the region.

Found in a wide variety of habitats but most abundant in woodland and carr.

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

Note Doesn't show the converging nature of the cross-lines found in the equally common Willow Beauty. Melanics do occur.

Recorded in 114 (81%) 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
31/08/2019236SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
24/08/2019237SO77 - Wyre Forest
23/08/2019140SO38 - Bishops Castle/Lydbury North
23/08/2019140SO38 - Bishops Castle/Lydbury North
23/08/2019136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
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