Geometridae: Larentiinae

1791 (ABH70.118) Brown Scallop Philereme vetulata, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR08432

Holme Fen, July 2011
Holme Fen, July 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Holme Fen, July 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates on the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 13-16mm.
Foodplant(s): Purging Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
Flying: One generation, late June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Woodland, scrub and hedgerows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 45 (16.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 12 June to 05 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 13 May to 19 May

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Dark Umber Philereme transversata
Woodwalton Marsh
Woodwalton Marsh
 Photo © Nick Littlewood
Dentated Pug Anticollix sparsata

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Grey, black, orange, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2