Geometridae: Larentiinae

1755 (ABH70.090) Chevron Eulithis testata, (Linnaeus, 1761)

KR08331

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Chevron
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This is a variable species with colours ranging from yellow to dark brown.

 

Pupates between spun leaves on the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 13-19mm.
Foodplant(s): sallows (Salix spp.), willows (Salix spp.), Aspen (Populus tremula), poplars (Populus spp.)
Flying: One generation, July-mid September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Moorland, sandy and woodland areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 19 (7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 July to 04 October

Similar Species
Spinach Eulithis mellinata


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