Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Chimney Sweeper
Odezia atrata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1870 / 70.130
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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded and locally common in all five vice-counties. This species is a good indicator of old hay meadows and tends to disappear where natural grassland sites are reseeded in agricultural areas.

2012 (CHF): This species is doing fairly well in hay meadows. There is a lack of records however in south and east VC63 presumably due to agricultural practices.

Recorded in 159 (80%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: June to July
Foodplant:   Pignut, on the flowers and seeds
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/2023565NY92 - Middleton-In-Teesedale
13/07/2023164SD96 - Malham / Threshfield
11/07/2023162SE79 - Rosedale Abbey
10/07/2023462SE58 - Rievaulx
10/07/2023164SE55 - York (N/W)
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