Geometridae: Larentiinae

1756 (ABH70.091) Northern Spinach Eulithis populata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR08332

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Berwyn Mountains, Powys, mid-Wales, 18th Sept 2015. Male.
Berwyn Mountains, Powys, mid-Wales, 18th Sept 2015. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, July 2008
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, July 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates on or below the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 13-18mm
Foodplant(s): Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Moorland, heathland and open woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 1978

Recorded date range (Adult): 18 June to 26 July



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, brown, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2