Geometridae : Larentiinae
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July Highflyer
Hydriomena furcata

(Thunberg, 1784) 1777 / 70.074
Photo © Derek Parkinson, 30 May 2003,  Denso Nature Reserve, Baildon, VC64

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Yorkshire Status: Common and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed in woodlands and heathy places throughout all five vice-counties. In the uplands, such as the North York Moors, the smaller race is plentiful and P. Q. Winter reports finding larvae abundant on heather and stunted rowan. The larger form, feeding on a number of plants including sallow, is generally distributed over the rest of the County.

2012 (CHF): Numbers remain healthy and this is a common and widespread moth over all of the county especially in woodland areas. Many beautiful forms occur with greenish moths most common in the lowlands and smaller greyish or reddish forms in the uplands.

Recorded in 176 (88%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1805.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Hazel, willows, Bilberry and Heather
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/09/2023261TA26 - Flamborough Head (South)
11/09/2023362SE89 - Hole of Horcum
09/09/2023165SE29 - Catterick
09/09/2023164SE27 - Kirkby Malzeard
09/09/2023162NZ80 - Goathland / Grosmont
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