Geometridae: Larentiinae

1803 (ABH70.133) Small Rivulet Perizoma alchemillata, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR08456

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
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
On Common Hemp-nettle, Freudenstadt, Germany, September 2013
On Common Hemp-nettle, Freudenstadt, Germany, September 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell
On Common Hemp-nettle, Freudenstadt, Germany, September 2013
On Common Hemp-nettle, Freudenstadt, Germany, September 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

This species is slightly smaller than the Rivulet.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 9-11mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Hemp-nettle (Galeopsis tetrahit), Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)
Flying: One generation, early June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, hedgerows, country lanes, suburban areas and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 71 (26.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 08 June to 29 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 July to 05 July

Similar Species
Bulgaria, June 2005
Bulgaria, June 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
White-banded Carpet Spargania luctuata
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Rivulet Perizoma affinitata


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Purple, yellow, green, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2