Geometridae: Ennominae

1941 (ABH70.265) Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07777

Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood, June 2007 (female)
Monks Wood, June 2007 (female)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This is a very variable species.

 

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 19-26mm.
Foodplant(s): Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), oaks (Quercus spp.), birches (Betula spp.), Barberry (Berberis vulgaris), Broom (Cytisus scoparius), Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), Heather (Calluna vulgaris), spruces (Picea spp.), cypresses (Cypressus spp.), broadleaved trees, broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, June-mid August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, heathland, scrub, grassland, hedgerows and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 134 (49.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 14 May to 07 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 09 March to 11 June

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria
East Chevington, Northumberland
East Chevington, Northumberland
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Satin Beauty Deileptenia ribeata


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Brown, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2