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Pale Oak Beauty
Hypomecis punctinalis (Scopoli, 1763)
Geometridae: Ennominae
70.268/1944
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  04/07/2015 - Norwich, South Croft, Hethersett

Similar Norfolk Species
Willow Beauty
Peribatodes rhomboidaria
Forewing: 22-26mm.
Season: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, birches, Hazel, Hawthorn and sallows.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Variable in ground colour.
Broadleaved woodland, scrub, heathland.

Please see comparative photo (below) of Great Oak Beauty. (species NOT recorded in Norfolk)

Recorded in 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1956.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/06/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
10/06/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
09/06/2019128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
07/06/2019328TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
07/06/2019127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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