Geometridae: Larentiinae

1746 (ABH70.066) Shoulder Stripe Earophila badiata (=Anticlea), ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR08309

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
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species has a brown or dark brown forewing with a slightly hooked tip. The central crossband is generally lighter than the ground colour and is usually edged in black. Occasionally there are white patches on the trailing edge of the forewing.

 

Pupates in loose earth.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 14-18mm.
Foodplant(s): Dog-rose (Rosa canina), Wild Rose (Rosa acicularis)
Flying: One generation, late February-April
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, hedgerows, scrub and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 85 (31.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 20 February to 14 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 20 May to 11 June



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