Geometridae: Larentiinae

1879 (ABH70.198) Seraphim Lobophora halterata, (Hufnagel, 1767)

KR08665

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Hemingford Grey, 3rd May 2018. 20w wemlite trap.
Hemingford Grey, 3rd May 2018. 20w wemlite trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 9th May 2020. Light trap.
Hemingford Grey, 9th May 2020. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 8th May 2018. 20w wemlite trap.
Hemingford Grey, 8th May 2018. 20w wemlite trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 20th May 2020. Light trap.
Hemingford Grey, 20th May 2020. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species has many variations including banded forms.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 12-15mm.
Foodplant(s): Aspen (Populus tremula), Black Poplar (Populus nigra)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 41 (15.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 19 April to 03 July

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 24 June to 24 June

Similar Species
Barred Tooth-striped Trichopteryx polycommata
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Early Tooth-striped Trichopteryx carpinata

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, white, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2