Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Scotopteryx chenopodiata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1732 / 70.045
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Yorkshire Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and found in dry grassy areas in all five vice-counties. It can be very noticeable flying in daylight, always in areas of long grass and is also found at light.

2012 (CHF): The comments in Sutton and Beaumont still apply. Common and widespread.

Recorded in 164 (82%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1879.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Clovers and vetches.
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining Species (BAP R)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/09/2022163SE22 - Dewsbury
28/08/2022161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
24/08/2022163SD94 - Earby
24/08/2022161TA27 - Flamborough Head (North)
23/08/2022161TA26 - Flamborough Head (South)
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