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Small Brindled Beauty
Apocheima hispidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1925 / 70.246
Photo © David Knight,  09/03/2011 @ TG019188

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Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: One generation Feb-March.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Early spring species. Wingless females and quite variable males.
Mature oak woodland.

Recorded in 32 (46%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/03/2020127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
07/03/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
05/03/2020127TG33 - Bacton
22/02/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
17/02/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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