Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Lead Belle
Scotopteryx mucronata
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July Belle
Scotopteryx luridata

(Fabricius, 1775) 1734 / 70.041
Norfolk status
Widespread, but not frequently recorded, only one or two records each year.
Easily disturbed from foodplant by day. Flies at dusk.

Usually occurring on acid heathland and rough pasture where the foodplant occurs but can also occur on downland and open woodland.

Note: similar Lead Belle is not thought to occur in Norfolk.

Recorded in 31 (45%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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July Belle - F - Peter Clarke 1957 - det. J Wheeler
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/07/2020527TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
25/06/2020227TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
25/06/2020327TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
22/06/2020127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
21/06/20201027TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2020

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 15-19mm.
Flight: One generation. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Gorse, Petty Whin, Dyer's Greenwood
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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