Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Mottled Grey
Colostygia multistrigaria

(Haworth, 1809) 1775 / 70.101
Photo © Charles Fletcher, 26 Apr 2010,  SE323733 Hutton Conyers, VC65

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Most frequent on moors but also occurs locally in some lowland heath and woodland localities.

2012 (CHF): Widespread in the uplands in spring and occasionally wandering to the lower ground.

Recorded in 117 (59%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1847.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-17mm
Flight: March - April
Foodplant:   Lady's Bedstraw, other bedstraws
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/03/2023165SE37 - Ripon
17/05/2022164SE06 - Grassington / Hebden
16/05/2022264SD77 - Ingleborough
14/05/20221464SD96 - Malham / Threshfield
14/05/2022161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
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