Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Northern Spinach
Eulithis populata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1756 / 70.091
Photo © Charlie Streets, 15 Jul 2005,  North Dean wood, Calderdale

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Yorkshire Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and often common on moorland. This species has recently increased its range to a number of lowland areas. Recorded from all five vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): The comments in Sutton and Beaumont are interesting as this trend has been reversed. It is now rarely reported from lowland areas and may be pushed north and west with climatic change. Numbers in general have declined though it still appears to be common in the north and west of the county.

Recorded in 143 (72%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-18mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Bilberry
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2022163SD93 - Wycoller
07/09/2022+63SE03 - Haworth
05/09/2022163SD93 - Wycoller
03/09/2022363SD93 - Wycoller
02/09/2022163SD93 - Wycoller
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