Geometridae: Larentiinae

1877 (ABH70.113) Waved Carpet Hydrelia sylvata, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR08661

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 11-13mm
Foodplant(s): Alder (Alnus glutinosa), birches (Betula spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa)
Flying: One generation, June-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Woodland and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 3 (1.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 07 May to 13 July


Nationally Scarce B

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Yellow, green, purple, brown, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2