Geometridae: Larentiinae

1720 (ABH70.047) Gem Nycterosea obstipata (=Orthonama), (Fabricius, 1794)

KR08246

Female, Carmarthenshire
Female, Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Female, Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

The forewing of male of this species is orange-brown with a narrow, irregular, sometimes broken, dark central cross-band and a rather ill-defined dark streak at the wing tip. That of female has a similar pattern, but is deep brown with a small, black, white-ringed central dot and sometimes very fine, wavy whitish cross-lines. There is only minor variation.

Overwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 12-14mm.
Flying: Arriving April-November
UK Presence: Immigrant
National status: Local

Habitat

Warm, sunny places.

Regional Information

Recorded in 15 (5.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2015

Recorded date range (Adult): 15 May to 26 November


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