Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Chesias legatella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1864 / 70.195
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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are very few light trap records for this species, possibly due to its relatively late flight period, but larvae can be found in many places where there is plenty of broom, especially in vice-counties 63 and 64. There are few recent records from VC61 where native broom is rather local, and it has been suggested that the lack of records from Skipwith Common may be due to a reduction in the foodplant (SMJ pers. comm.).

2012 (CHF): Local in the county in areas with broom. We have recent records for most of the county with the exception of VC65 where it has not been seen for some time.

Recorded in 53 (27%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1878.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

< Lesser Treble-bar  |  Broom-tip >
Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: September - November
Foodplant:   Broom
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining Species (BAP R)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/11/2022162NZ61 - Guisborough
28/10/2022363SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
27/10/2022663SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
27/10/2022162NZ61 - Guisborough
27/10/2022762NZ80 - Goathland / Grosmont
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