Geometridae: Larentiinae

1734 (ABH70.041) July Belle Scotopteryx luridata, (Hufnagel, 1767)

KR08241

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


General Information

Pupates on the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Forewing length: 15-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Gorse (Ulex europaeus), Petty Whin (Genista anglica), Dyer's Greenweed (Genista tinctoria)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Downland and commons.

Regional Information

Recorded in 3 (1.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 1975

Recorded date range (Adult): 19 July to 04 August

Similar Species
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Lead Belle Scotopteryx mucronata


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Grey, green, yellow, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2