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Small Brindled Beauty
Apocheima hispidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1925 / 70.246
Photo © Rob Lee,  Roughton 20/03/2021

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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 36 (49%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
20/03/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
20/03/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
19/03/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
09/03/2021528TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
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