Geometridae: Larentiinae

1882 (ABH70.199) Small Seraphim Pterapherapteryx sexalata, (Retzius, 1783)

KR08675

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.

Forewing length: 9-12mm.
Foodplant(s): sallows (Salix spp.), White Willow (Salix alba)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and July-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Damp woodland, scrub, fens, heathland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 18 (6.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 May to 29 August


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
White, green, purple
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2