Geometridae: Larentiinae

1868 (ABH70.193) Lesser Treble-bar Aplocera efformata, (Guenée, [1858])

KR08622

Seghill, Northumberland
Seghill, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Seghill, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Seghill, Northumberland
Seghill, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Male underside
Male underside
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Female underside
Female underside
 Photo © Ian Fisher


General Information

This species is slightly smaller than Treble Bar and is less common.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): St John's-worts (Hypericum spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Field margins, woodland rides and grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2008

Recorded date range (Adult): 28 May to 01 October

Similar Species
ex. larva, Bedford Purlieus, August 2011
ex. larva, Bedford Purlieus, August 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Treble Bar Aplocera plagiata


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Brown, grey, white, purple
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2