Geometridae: Larentiinae

1736 (ABH70.056) Royal Mantle Catarhoe cuculata, (Hufnagel, 1767)

KR08269

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Royal Mantle
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 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
ex Roy Leverton, 2007
ex Roy Leverton, 2007
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Norfolk
Norfolk
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 12-14mm.
Foodplant(s): Lady's Bedstraw (Galium verum), Hedge Bedstraw (Galium mollugo)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Chalky or limestone soil.

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in August 2013

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 July to 01 August


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Yellow, green, purple, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2