Geometridae: Larentiinae

1758 (ABH70.093) Barred Straw Gandaritis pyraliata (=Eulithis), ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR08335

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 25th June 2020. Light trap. 1 of 2.
Hemingford Grey, 25th June 2020. Light trap. 1 of 2.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 25th June 2020. Light trap. 2 of 2.
Hemingford Grey, 25th June 2020. Light trap. 2 of 2.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This moth has a unique and unmistakable resting posture.

 

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 15-18mm.
Foodplant(s): cleavers (Galium aparine), bedstraws (Galium spp.)
Flying: One generation, late May-early September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Grassland, heathland, scrub, open woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 143 (53%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 June to 23 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 28 June to 02 July

Similar Species
Spinach Eulithis mellinata


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, white, black, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2