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

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Orthonama vittata
Many-lined
Costaconvexa polygrammata
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
Status
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
Date#VC10kArea
10/05/2024528TL79Cranwich
04/09/2023128TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
31/08/2023127TG33Ridlington
27/08/2023+28TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
22/08/2023127TG32Honing / Crostwight Common
22/08/2023128TL79Mundford
21/08/2023+28TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
20/08/2023127TG50Great Yarmouth
20/08/2023128TL79Didlington
20/08/2023127TG13Hempstead
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