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Hylaea fasciaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1962 / 70.284
Photo © Peter Hall,  Wigmore Rolls

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 17-21mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir, Lodgepole Pine
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A fairly common resident.

A species of conifer plantations and shelterbelts, parks and gardens.

Overwinters as a small larva, the adults can be disturbed from foliage and later are attracted to light.

Recorded in 91 (65%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
05/08/2022140SO38 - Bishops Castle/Lydbury North
05/08/2022140SO38 - Bishops Castle/Lydbury North
23/07/2022139SK01 - Cannock Chase/Rugeley
18/07/2022139SJ90 - Fordhouses/Wolverhampton
13/07/2022136SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
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