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Pale Oak Beauty
Hypomecis punctinalis (Scopoli, 1763)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1944 / 70.268
Photo © Steve Mills

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Willow Beauty
Peribatodes rhomboidaria
Forewing: 22-26mm.
Flight: 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 (85%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1956.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
31/07/2021127TG33 - Bacton
18/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
17/07/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
16/07/2021128TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
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