Geometridae: Larentiinae

1881 (ABH70.202) Early Tooth-striped Trichopteryx carpinata, (Borkhausen, 1794)

KR08668

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Whitelye Moor, Gwent
Whitelye Moor, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 7th April 2018. Light trap..
Storrington, West Sussex, 7th April 2018. Light trap..
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 7th April 2018. Light trap.
Storrington, West Sussex, 7th April 2018. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 7th April 2018. Light trap. Male.
Storrington, West Sussex, 7th April 2018. Light trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 13-18mm.
Foodplant(s): sallows (Salix spp.), birches (Betula spp.), Alder (Alnus glutinosa), honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.)
Flying: One generation, April-May
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, heathland and fens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 1997

Recorded date range (Adult): 27 April to 14 May

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Seraphim Lobophora halterata


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