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

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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 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1956.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2020127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
07/08/2020+28TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
04/08/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
31/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
24/07/2020127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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