Geometridae: Larentiinae

1802 (ABH70.132) Rivulet Perizoma affinitata, (Stephens, 1831)

KR08455

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 12-15mm.
Foodplant(s): Red Campion (Silene dioica)
Flying: Two generations, late May-mid July and August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland margins, hedgerows and grassy embankments.

Regional Information

Recorded in 6 (2.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2011

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 May to 08 August

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