Geometridae : Larentiinae
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July Belle
Scotopteryx luridata
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Lead Belle
Scotopteryx mucronata

(Scopoli, 1763) 1733 / 70.040

Norfolk status
No confirmed Norfolk records.
It is believed that this species does not occur in Norfolk.

Very similar to July Belle (luridata) usually occurring on acid heathland and rough pasture where the foodplant occurs.

The former criteria for separation from July Belle (ground colour and position of the discal spot which can be 'tear shaped') are not reliable, therefore examination of the genitalia is required for identification.

Please retain possible specimens for identification.

Verification Grade Comment: Believed that this species does not occur in Norfolk

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required


Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
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Forewing: 15-19mm.
Flight: One generation. May-June.
Foodplant:   Gorse, Broom, Petty Whin, Dyer's Greenwood
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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