Geometridae: Ennominae

1947 (ABH70.270) Engrailed Ectropis crepuscularia (=bistortata), ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR07796

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
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood, June 2007
Monks Wood, June 2007
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This is a very variable species.

 

This is no longer considered to be a separate species from the Small Engrailed.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 15-22mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), birches (Betula spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), Broom (Cytisus scoparius), Purging Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), Spindle (Euonymus europaeus), Wild Privet (Ligustrum vulgare), broadleaved trees, broadleaved shrubs
Flying: Two/three generations, March-May, June-August and September-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, heathland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 100 (37%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 February to 10 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 11 May to 11 June

Similar Species
Engrailed sp. Ectropis crepuscularia
Monk's Wood
Monk's Wood
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Brindled White-spot Parectropis similaria


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