Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Yellow Shell
Camptogramma bilineata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1742 / 70.059
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Yorkshire Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from a wide range of habitats in all five vice-counties but seems to prefer rough grassy areas, such as on the Wolds and at the coast in VC61. It is frequently flushed from cover during the day but most Yorkshire records suggest that it is only weakly attracted to MV light or sugar and thus is not often trapped.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county and often disturbed in the daytime. Numbers are stable.

Recorded in 156 (78%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Docks, bedstraws and other herbaceous plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/09/2023161SE64 - Wheldrake
11/09/2023163SE41 - South Elmsall
09/09/2023164SE34 - Harewood
09/09/2023162NZ71 - Staithes
09/09/2023161TA02 - Hessle
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