Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Small Waved Umber
Horisme vitalbata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1781 / 70.126
Photo © Paul Holmes

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Yorkshire Status: Wanderer - possibly on the verge of colonisation.

This is a mostly moth of south and south-east England but it has been expanding its range in recent years. We have just two records, one at Potteric Carr in 1996 and one at Cottingham in 2019. The larae feed on Traveller's Joy Clematis vitalba which is commonest along the magnesian limestone belt and in the south-east of the county, so any further records will be limited by the availability of its food plant. Because of the possibility of confusion with Waved Umber, we need to see a photo if you catch one.

Recorded in 2 (1%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1996.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

< Slender-striped Rufous  |  Fern >
Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: May - June, August
Foodplant:   Traveller's-joy
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2019161TA03 - Beverley (S) / Cottingham
24/08/1996163SK59 - Maltby
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