Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Ruddy Highflyer
Hydriomena ruberata

(Freyer, 1831) 1779 / 70.076
Photo © Robert Woods,  Fen Bog, VC62

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Yorkshire Status: Rare and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Few recent records, apparently very local on moorland and lowland bogs and heather in vice-counties 61, 63 and 64. However it may not often come to light and larvae are not found by beating as they spin a web which secures them in the terminal leaves of sallow branches (per PQW). It should also be present in north VC65, since there are recent records from two sites on the Durham side of Teesdale (IF, Dunn & Parrack, 1986).

Argus 56, 2008: Very local in the county and easily confused with May Highflyer. VC65. Foxglove Covert, 21.5.2008 (MHa et al.). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): Infrequently recorded with records from upland areas with willows and some lowland boggy areas. Take great care to separate this from the commoner May Highflyer.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 33 (17%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Willows
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/06/2021163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
30/05/2021163SE71 - Crowle
09/05/2021363SE71 - Crowle
29/04/2021163SE71 - Crowle
20/05/2020164SD86 - Settle
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