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Oak Beauty
Biston strataria

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1930 / 70.251
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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A local species in Yorkshire and although regularly taken at some sites, not generally common.

2012 (CHF):This species seems to be doing well especially in oak woodland where it can be locally common, eg 70 at Kilburn on 16.3.2009. Widespread in suitable habitat across the county and sometimes coming to gardens. One of the more striking spring moths.

Recorded in 122 (61%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 17-27mm
Flight: February - April
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/03/2024165SE37 - Ripon
05/03/2024165SE37 - Ripon
29/02/2024165SE37 - Ripon
28/02/2024165SE37 - Ripon
18/02/20241364SE27 - Kirkby Malzeard
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