Geometridae: Larentiinae

1742 (ABH70.059) Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR08289

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, March 2014
Hemingford Grey, March 2014
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This moth has a brown body and yellow wings with shades of brown radiating out from the body to the tips of the wing. The colour and patterning are very variable.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 13-16mm.
Foodplant(s): cleavers (Galium aparine), bedstraws (Galium spp.), docks (Rumex spp.), Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Hedgerows, field boundaries and urban areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 148 (54.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 May to 23 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 14 March to 13 May



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