Geometridae: Ennominae

1920 (ABH70.240) Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata, (Clerck, 1759)

KR07647

Cumbria
Cumbria
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Cumbria
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
f. nigra  Seghill, Northumberland 01-06-14
f. nigra Seghill, Northumberland 01-06-14
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Cumbria
Cumbria
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Cumbria
Cumbria
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 18th May 2013
Hemingford Grey, 18th May 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood, May 2006
Monks Wood, May 2006
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species has quite a variable ground colour, ranging from pale brown to almost black in colour.

 

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 20-24mm.
Foodplant(s): Hazel (Corylus avellana), birches (Betula spp.), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), oaks (Quercus spp.), willows (Salix spp.), lime (Tilia spp.), privets (Ligustrum spp.), coniferous trees, broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 39 (14.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 April to 30 June

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 29 August to 29 August

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Scalloped Oak Crocallis elinguaria


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Colours:
Brown, grey
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2