Geometridae: Larentiinae

1745 (ABH70.070) Mallow Larentia clavaria, (Haworth, 1809)

KR08304

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


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.

Forewing length: 19-22mm.
Foodplant(s): mallows (Malva spp.), hollyhocks (Althaea spp.)
Flying: One generation, September-early November
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Rough weedy places and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 52 (19.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 08 August to 25 November

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Shaded Broad-bar Scotopteryx chenopodiata


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