Geometridae: Ennominae

1904 (ABH70.224) Scorched Wing Plagodis dolabraria, (Linnaeus, 1767)

KR07607

 Photo © Peter Bissell
Scorched Wing
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hillesden. Bucks
Hillesden. Bucks
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Storrington, West Sussex, 29th May 2017. MV trap. Male.
Storrington, West Sussex, 29th May 2017. MV trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in a cocoon on the ground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Male readily comes to light, sometimes in numbers. Female not.

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), birches (Betula spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), Beech (Fagus sylvatica), Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa)
Flying: One generation, mid May-late June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland, heathland and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 95 (35.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 23 April to 28 August


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Colours:
Grey, brown, red
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2