Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Autumnal Moth
Epirrita autumnata

(Borkhausen, 1794) 1797 / 70.109
Photo © Damian Money Specimen Caught By Robert Woods,  Low Moor, VC62

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November Moth
Epirrita dilutata
Pale November Moth
Epirrita christyi
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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident. Under-recorded due vast majority not determined.

See November Moth agg.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: As with E. christyi (Allen) the true status of this moth in Yorkshire is difficult to ascertain due to confusion with other members of the genus. However, three of the moths examined at Pannal (see E. christyi) were of the present species (six percent of the similar moths captured) and there is another record which has definitely been confirmed by genitalia examination. It has not been stated whether any of the records below which do not contain a comment have been checked in this way.

2012 (CHF): This species is usually better marked than November and Pale November Moths and typical specimens usually turn out to be this species. It is safer however to dissect them as it is very easy to make mistakes. It appears to be widespread in small numbers all across the county.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 48 (24%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

< Pale November Moth  |  Small Autumnal Moth >
Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: October - November
Foodplant:   Birch and Alder
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/10/2022163SE11 - Huddersfield
25/10/2022164SE54 - York (S/W)
17/10/2022261SE83 - North Cave
06/10/2022162SE65 - York (E)
26/10/2021163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
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