Geometridae: Larentiinae

1781 (ABH70.126) Small Waved Umber Horisme vitalbata, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR08400

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 20th May 2014
Hemingford Grey, 20th May 2014
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Folkestone Escarpment
Folkestone Escarpment
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

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

Forewing length: 14-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Traveller's-joy (Clematis vitalba)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland margins, hedgerows and chalk downs.

Regional Information

Recorded in 56 (20.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 30 April to 16 September



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