Geometridae: Ennominae

1885 (ABH70.206) Clouded Magpie Abraxas sylvata, (Scopoli, 1763)

KR07524

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
near Fairbourne, NW Wales. 4th Sept. 2019. Light trap.
near Fairbourne, NW Wales. 4th Sept. 2019. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species is unlikely to be confused with any other except the much larger Magpie (A. grossulariata).

 

Pupates underground.

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

Forewing length: 18-22mm.
Foodplant(s): Wych Elm (Ulmus glabra), English Elm (Ulmus procera), Japanese Golden Elm (Ulmus spp.)
Flying: One generation, late May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Woodland, parkland and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 13 (4.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 July to 07 August

Similar Species
ex. larva, Monks Wood
ex. larva, Monks Wood
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Magpie Moth Abraxas grossulariata

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
White, yellow, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2