Geometridae : Larentiinae

Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Costessey 1935, Bred ex. larvae found on Costessey Common - Durrant collection - Norwich Castle Museum. (displayed with the kind permission of Tony Irwin, Norwich Castle Museum)

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Argent & Sable
Rheumaptera hastata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 70.120/1787
Norfolk status
Locally extinct.

Norfolk record from Costessey Common.
"Larvae on birch 3rd Aug 1935, emerged 1st May 1936."

BAP Priority Species

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1935.
Last Recorded in 1935.

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Date#VC10k Area
03/08/1935327TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
1935127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Forewing: 16-19mm
Season: May - June
Foodplant:   Seedlings of Downy and Silver Birch and also on Bog-myrtle
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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