Geometridae: Ennominae

1943 (ABH70.267) Great Oak Beauty Hypomecis roboraria, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR07783

 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Great Oak Beauty
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 21-32 mm.
Foodplant(s): Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur)
Flying: One generation, mid June-mid July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Mature oak woodland.

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in June 1987

Recorded date range (Adult): 11 June to 14 July

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Pale Oak Beauty Hypomecis punctinalis

Nationally Scarce B

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Colours:
Grey, red, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2