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Oblique Striped
Phibalapteryx virgata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1718 / 70.039
Photo © Garry Barlow,  Brecks, Norfolk.

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Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Aug.
Foodplant:   Lady's Bedstraw
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Widespread, locally recorded.

Stronghold in the Brecks, although widely recorded across Norfolk in recent years.

Record data suggests two or three generations occurring in Norfolk from April to September.

Recorded in 45 (61%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.

Latest 10 Records
04/09/2023128TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
27/08/2023+28TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
22/08/2023127TG32Honing / Crostwight Common
21/08/2023+28TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
20/08/2023127TG50Great Yarmouth
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