Geometridae: Larentiinae

1778 (ABH70.075) May Highflyer Hydriomena impluviata, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR08392

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 27th May 2005
Hemingford Grey, 27th May 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 1st June 2017. MV trap. Male.
Storrington, West Sussex, 1st June 2017. MV trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 30th June 2013. Light trap.
Hemingford Grey, 30th June 2013. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates under loose bark.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 13-16mm.
Foodplant(s): Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Flying: One generation, May-early July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Carr woodland and other damp situations.

Regional Information

Recorded in 23 (8.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 23 April to 10 July

Similar Species
Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2012
Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Ruddy Highflyer Hydriomena ruberata


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Brown, black, grey
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2