Geometridae: Larentiinae

1792 (ABH70.119) Dark Umber Philereme transversata, (Hufnagel, 1767)

KR08433

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 17-20mm.
Foodplant(s): Purging Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), Alder Buckthorn (Frangula alnus)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Woodland, scrub and hedgerows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 62 (23%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 11 June to 25 August

Similar Species
Holme Fen, July 2011
Holme Fen, July 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Brown Scallop Philereme vetulata

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