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Lead Belle
Scotopteryx mucronata (Scopoli, 1763)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1733 / 70.040
Photo © Tristan Bantock

Similar Norfolk Species
July Belle
Scotopteryx luridata
Forewing: 15-19mm.
Season: One generation. May-June.
Foodplant:   Gorse, Broom, Petty Whin, Dyer's Greenwood.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
No confirmed Norfolk records.
Now believed that this species does not occur in Norfolk.

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

Unfortunately all given criteria for separation from luridata, ground colour and position of discal spot which can be 'tear shaped', are not always constant therefore examination of the genitalia should be sought.

Please retain any possible specimens.

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

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Latest 5 Records
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