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Pale Brindled Beauty
Phigalia pilosaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1926 / 70.247
Photo © Richard Brunton,  10/03/2015 - 25 Digby Drive, Fakenham.

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Forewing: 19-24mm.
Flight: One generation Jan-March.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees.
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Females completely wingless.
Also a black form f. monacharia.
Wide variety of habitats.

Recorded in 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/05/2022+28TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
24/04/2022127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
16/04/2022128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
10/03/2022127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
04/03/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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