Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Gandaritis pyraliata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1758 / 70.093
=Eulithis pyraliata
Photo © Charlese Fletcher, 9 Jul 2008,  SE323733 Hutton Conyers, VC65

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Yorkshire Status: Very common and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now common to abundant in many lowland areas, especially of VC64 but less common on higher ground. The foodplant (cleavers), is common in hedgerows alongside arable fields but dies out if grazed so the moth is mainly associated with arable farming and smaller scale cultivation (PQW). Recorded over all five vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread in both upland and lowland areas of the county.

Recorded in 172 (86%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2023165NZ01 - Barnard Castle
12/08/2023161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
10/08/2023163SD93 - Wycoller
09/08/2023262NZ30 - Great Smeaton
07/08/2023161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
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