Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Scarce Tissue
Rheumaptera cervinalis

(Scopoli, 1763) 1788 / 70.122
=Hydria cervinalis
Photo © Malcolm Hillier,  ex ova f Cambs, 03/20

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Yorkshire Status: Rare and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Probably under-recorded, since Skinner (1984) states it is rarely noted in the adult stage except occasionally at light. There are few recent records.

Argus 52, 2006: The first record since 1996. VC63. Stainton, larvae on barberry (Berberis vulgaris) 28.6.2006 (MG). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): Still very local in the county and infrequently recorded with only two post-2000 records. Larval searches on barberry might show that this species is commoner than we think.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 10 (5%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2007.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 19-22mm.
Flight: April - June
Foodplant:   Barberry and Mahonia
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/05/2007164SE27 - Kirkby Malzeard
28/06/2006163SK59 - Maltby
08/06/1996164SE06 - Grassington / Hebden
12/04/1994164SE14 - Ilkley / Menston / B in W
24/04/1990164SE14 - Ilkley / Menston / B in W
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