Geometridae: Ennominae

1951 (ABH70.274) Grey Birch Aethalura punctulata, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR07802

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Storrington, West Sussex, 5th May 2018. Light trap.
Storrington, West Sussex, 5th May 2018. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 13-16mm.
Foodplant(s): Downy Birch (Betula pubescens), Silver Birch (Betula pendula), Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Birch woodland and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 11 (4.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 25 March to 24 July

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Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
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Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, brown, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2