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Small Brindled Beauty
Apocheima hispidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1925 / 70.246
Photo © Chris Pye,  11.02.11. Watton

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Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: One generation Feb-March.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Early spring species. Wingless females and quite variable males.
Mature oak woodland.

Recorded in 39 (53%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/05/2022128TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
29/04/2022128TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
20/04/2022228TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
22/03/2022127TG12 - Aylsham
16/03/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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