Geometridae: Larentiinae

1777 (ABH70.074) July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata, (Thunberg, 1784)

KR08391

Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2012
Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species has a ground colour that varies from green to reddish-brown.

 

Pupates on or below the ground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 14-18mm.
Foodplant(s): Hazel (Corylus avellana), sallows (Salix spp.), willows (Salix spp.), broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, carr, fens, heathland and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 108 (40%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 20 May to 11 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 07 May to 03 August

Similar Species
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
May Highflyer Hydriomena impluviata
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Ruddy Highflyer Hydriomena ruberata


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