Geometridae: Larentiinae

1870 (ABH70.130) Chimney Sweeper Odezia atrata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR08631

Old Weston
Old Weston
 Photo © Kevin Royles
Old Weston
 Photo © Kevin Royles
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Old Weston
Old Weston
 Photo © Kevin Royles
Bulgaria, June 2003
Bulgaria, June 2003
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 12-15mm
Foodplant(s): Pignut (Conopodium majus)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Chalk downland.

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in June 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 June to 17 June



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, purple, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2