Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Scotopteryx chenopodiata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1732 / 70.045
Photo © Damian Money,  Skelton in Cleveland, VC62

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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 2023.
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
18/09/2023164SE32 - Wakefield (N)
14/09/2023162SE65 - York (E)
09/09/2023163SE50 - Doncaster
09/09/2023163SE50 - Doncaster
28/08/2023161SE64 - Wheldrake
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