Geometridae: Ennominae

1906 (ABH70.226) Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07613

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Coed y Llechau
Coed y Llechau
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in a cocoon within or below the food plant or in a crevice.

Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 14-21mm.
Foodplant(s): Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), plums (Prunus spp.), Bullace (Prunus domestica)
Flying: Two/three overlapping generations, April-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Hedgerows, gardens, woodland and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 153 (56.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 March to 18 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 07 May to 02 July



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