Geometridae: Ennominae

1902 (ABH70.222) Brown Silver-line Petrophora chlorosata, (Scopoli, 1763)

KR07596

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Coed y Llechau, Llanbedr. 25th May 2006.
Coed y Llechau, Llanbedr. 25th May 2006.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, male. 26th May 2013
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, male. 26th May 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates underground.

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

Forewing length: 15-18mm.
Foodplant(s): Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum)
Flying: One generation, mid April-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, heathland and moorland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 38 (14.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 09 April to 22 July



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, brown, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2