Geometridae: Larentiinae

1749 (ABH70.069) Dark Spinach Pelurga comitata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR08314

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
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 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 16-18mm.
Foodplant(s): goosefoots (Chenopodium spp.), oraches (Atriplex spp.)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Waste ground and similar weedy locations.

Regional Information

Recorded in 40 (14.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 28 June to 17 September

Similar Species
Spinach Eulithis mellinata


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