Geometridae: Ennominae

1910 (ABH70.231) Lilac Beauty Apeira syringaria, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07630

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
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood, May 2005
Monks Wood, May 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates high up on the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 19-22mm.
Foodplant(s): honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.), Ash (Fraxinus excelsior), Wild Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)
Flying: One/two generations, late June-July and August-mid September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 62 (23%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 08 June to 22 September


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