Geometridae: Ennominae

1921 (ABH70.241) Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07654

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 18-22mm.
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), birches (Betula spp.), oaks (Quercus spp.), honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.), Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), Heather (Calluna vulgaris), broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, late June-early September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 129 (47.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 14 June to 18 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 05 July to 05 July

Similar Species
Cumbria
Cumbria
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Feathered Thorn Colotois pennaria


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, grey
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2