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Pale Oak Beauty
Hypomecis punctinalis (Scopoli, 1763)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1944 / 70.268
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  Dark form "humperti". Sandringham 7/5/11

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
25/08/2019127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
04/07/2019128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
04/07/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
04/07/2019228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
04/07/2019128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
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