Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Dark Spinach
Pelurga comitata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1749 / 70.069
Photo © Andy Nunn,  North Cliffe Wood VC 61

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Apparently very local. There are odd records from each vice-county except VC65, although it is reported to be abundant in Northumberland and Durham (Dunn & Parrack, 1986) so it may well also be present here.

Argus 47, 2001-04:

VC65. Hutton Conyers, 8.7.1999 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): We now have records from all five vice-counties This species is now in national decline and in Yorkshire this has been evident in the last ten years. We only received 15 records in 2011 though these were from all five VCs.

Recorded in 90 (45%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

< Beautiful Carpet  |  Mallow >
Forewing: 16-18mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Goosefoots, Oraches
Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining Species (BAP R)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/2022163SE72 - Goole
21/08/2022161TA03 - Beverley (S) / Cottingham
14/08/2022163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
10/08/2022162NZ52 - River Tees Mouth
10/08/2022263SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
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