Geometridae: Sterrhinae

1682 (ABH70.029) Blood-vein Timandra comae, Schmidt, 1931

KR08028

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Brampton Wood
Brampton Wood
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

Pupates near the ground in plant debris.

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

Forewing length: 15-18mm.
Foodplant(s): docks (Rumex spp.), Common Orache (Atriplex patula), Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa), Knotgrass (Polygonium aviculare)
Flying: Two/three generations, May-early July, early July-mid September and mid September-November
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Particularly damp places, but almost anywhere.

Regional Information

Recorded in 138 (51.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 April to 30 October

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 21 May to 12 August

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Small Blood-vein Scopula imitaria


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