Geometridae: Larentiinae

1874 (ABH70.112) Dingy Shell Euchoeca nebulata, (Scopoli, 1763)

KR08654

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


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

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

Forewing length: 9-12mm.
Foodplant(s): Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Flying: One generation, late May-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Damp woodland, fens and other marshy areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 12 (4.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 May to 22 August

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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Small Yellow Wave Hydrelia flammeolaria

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Glossy
Colours:
Yellow, green, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2