Geometridae: Larentiinae

1864 (ABH70.195) Streak Chesias legatella, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR08609

Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 26th October 2017. MV trap.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 26th October 2017. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.

Forewing length: 17-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Broom (Cytisus scoparius)
Flying: One generation, September-early November
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Heathland and open woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 19 (7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2003

Recorded date range (Adult): 08 October to 06 November

Similar Species
Culbin Forest, Moray
Culbin Forest, Moray
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Broom-tip Chesias rufata


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