Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Small Argent and Sable
Epirrhoe tristata

Linnaeus, 1758 1737 / 70.060
Photo © Damian Money,  Fen Bog, VC62

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Yorkshire Status: Rare and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Flies during the day in moorland valleys and at a few lowland localities on heaths and mosses.

2012 (CHF): We have three main populations of this day-flying moth; the Yorkshire Dales, the eastern part of the North York Moors and the moors west of Sheffield. There are no recent records from lowland heaths.

Recorded in 44 (22%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 11-13mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Heath Bedstraw
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/06/2023364SE15 - Blubberhouses
12/06/2023164SE15 - Blubberhouses
10/06/2023163SE10 - Holmfirth
03/07/2022164SE06 - Grassington / Hebden
03/07/2022162SE89 - Hole of Horcum
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