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Scotopteryx chenopodiata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1732 / 70.045
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Mallow
Larentia clavaria
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Hypena proboscidalis
Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Clovers and vetches.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Variable in colour.
Wide range of open grassy places, hedgerows, meadows, verges, sand-dunes etc.
Easily disturbed by day.

Recorded in 65 (88%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
03/09/2023128TF74Holme NNR
24/08/2023128TF70Swaffham Heath
20/08/2023128TF70Cockley Cley
19/08/2023127TG04Cley next the Sea
18/08/2023127TG42Eccles
17/08/2023227TG42Eccles
17/08/2023128TF83Sculthorpe
16/08/2023127TG42Eccles
16/08/2023127TG33Ridlington
15/08/2023127TG42Eccles
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