Geometridae: Sterrhinae

1690 (ABH70.024) Small Blood-vein Scopula imitaria, (Hübner, [1799])

KR08062

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Pupates in loose plant debris on the ground.

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

Forewing length: 13-15mm.
Foodplant(s): Garden Privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium), honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.), herbaceous plants
Flying: One/two generations, July-August and September-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Most habitats including waste ground, hedgerows and coastal sand-dunes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 93 (34.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 09 June to 12 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 05 July to 05 July

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Blood-vein Timandra comae


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, red, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2