Geometridae: Larentiinae

1752 (ABH70.087) Purple Bar Cosmorhoe ocellata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR08319

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Great Staughton, May 2012
Great Staughton, May 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, May 2012
Great Staughton, May 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, May 2012
Great Staughton, May 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Whitelye
Whitelye
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 13-15mm.
Foodplant(s): bedstraws (Galium spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-early July and early August-mid September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Hedgerows, scrub, woodland, grassland and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 64 (23.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 23 April to 18 September



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