Geometridae: Ennominae

1894 (ABH70.218) Latticed Heath Chiasmia clathrata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07547

Great Staughton, September 2011
Great Staughton, September 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, September 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Great Staughton, September 2011
Great Staughton, September 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, September 2011
Great Staughton, September 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 Photo © Val Perrin
Witcham, nr Ely (VC29), 20th May 2009. Female.
Witcham, nr Ely (VC29), 20th May 2009. Female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This is a highly variable species with several named forms and subspecies. The ground colour vanges from yellowish to white.

 

Pupates underground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 11-15mm.
Foodplant(s): clovers (Trifolium spp.), trefoils (Lotus spp.), Lucerne (Medicago sativa)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and July-September
UK Presence: Immigrant, Possible Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Open habitats, grassland, fens and heathland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 88 (32.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 30 April to 19 September

Similar Species
Female, Carmarthenshire
Female, Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Common Heath Ematurga atomaria


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