Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Purple Bar
Cosmorhoe ocellata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1752 / 70.087
Photo © Ian Marshall, 23 Aug 2012,  North Ferriby, VC61

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Quite local but found in all five vice-counties and sometimes frequent away from heavily populated areas. In the east of the County it seems to occur where heath bedstraw, or occasionally lady's bedstraw are found (PQW pers. comm.), but foodplant preferences over the rest of the County are not known.

2012 (CHF): Still widespread across the county. Most records come from upland areas. There has been a reduction in numbers in recent years.

Recorded in 128 (64%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: May - July, August - September
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
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
14/09/2022+63SE02 - Halifax
09/09/2022164SD66 - High Bentham
05/09/2022164SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
04/09/2022164SD66 - High Bentham
02/09/2022163SD93 - Wycoller
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