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Small Brindled Beauty
Apocheima hispidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1925 / 70.246
Photo © Garry Barlow,  Felbrigg, Norfolk. 120315

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Forewing: 15-17mm.
Season: 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 29 (42%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/03/2019127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
06/03/2019127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
06/03/2019128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
01/03/2019228TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
01/03/2019327TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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