Geometridae : Ennominae
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Grey Birch
Aethalura punctulata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1951 / 70.274
Photo © Paul Millard,  Parcevall Hall Skyreholme

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Now quite widely recorded in vice-counties 62 to 64, but very local in VC61 and there is only one VC65 record.

2012 (CHF): Local but not uncommon in birch woodland in all five vice-counties with an increase in records in recent years. Sometimes disturbed in the daytime.

Recorded in 93 (47%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Downy and Silver Birch, Alder
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/06/2023363SE71 - Crowle
19/06/2023164SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
16/06/2023164SE54 - York (S/W)
14/06/2023164SE54 - York (S/W)
10/06/2023164SE54 - York (S/W)
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