Geometridae: Larentiinae

1779 (ABH70.076) Ruddy Highflyer Hydriomena ruberata, (Freyer, [1831])

KR08393

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Ross of Mull
Ross of Mull
 Photo © Brian Stone
Ross of Mull
Ross of Mull
 Photo © Brian Stone


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

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

Forewing length: 14-17mm.
Foodplant(s): willows (Salix spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Open habitats and marshes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 3 (1.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 1978

Recorded date range (Adult): 21 May to 11 June

Similar Species
Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2012
Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
July Highflyer Hydriomena furcata
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
May Highflyer Hydriomena impluviata

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