Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Eulithis mellinata

(Fabricius, 1787) 1757 / 70.092
Photo © Damian Money,  Skelton in Cleveland, VC62

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties, but seemingly in smaller numbers in VC61. Often frequent or common where currants or gooseberries grow, mostly in cultivation but occasionally in the wild. Dunn and Parrack (1986) consider this species to be much less common than the previous two in Northumberland and Durham.

Current status (CHF, 2011): A slow decline mirroring the national situation, but still widespread over most of the county.

Recorded in 103 (52%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 16-18mm.
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Black Currant, Red Current
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
01/07/2023165NZ10 - Richmond
28/06/2023165NZ10 - Richmond
21/06/2023261TA24 - Hornsea
19/07/2022163SE01 - Marsden
28/06/2022162NZ62 - Redcar / Saltburn-by-the-Sea
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