Geometridae: Ennominae

1949 (ABH70.272) Square Spot Paradarisa consonaria, (Hübner, [1799])

KR07798

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Storrington, West Sussex, 5th May 2018. Light trap.
Storrington, West Sussex, 5th May 2018. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 5th June 2018. .Light trap.
Storrington, West Sussex, 5th June 2018. .Light trap.
 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 disturbed during day

Forewing length: 18-20 mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), birches (Betula spp.), Beech (Fagus sylvatica), Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), pines (Pinus spp.), Yew (Taxus baccata), broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, late April-mid June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Broadleaved and mixed woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 1992

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 May to 04 July


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