Geometridae : Ennominae
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Scalloped Hazel
Odontopera bidentata

(Clerck, 1759) 1920 / 70.240
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Yorkshire Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Often common in wooded areas and the larvae are sometimes conspicuous in privet hedges in city areas (SLS pers. comm.). Most widely recorded from vice-counties 62-64 but also less commonly in VC61 and VC65. Melanic specimens (ab. nigra (Prout) are frequent, but the proportion of these has decreased noticeably in the south of VC63 in recent years.

2012 (CHF): Doing well in the county and is common and widespread.

Recorded in 160 (80%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1879.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 20-24mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   A wide range of broadleaved and coniferous woody trees and shrubs
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/2023164SE35 - Harrogate / Knaresborough
24/07/2023264SD66 - High Bentham
13/07/2023261TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
10/07/2023464SE54 - York (S/W)
01/07/2023164SE13 - Bradford
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