Geometridae: Ennominae

1945 (ABH70.288) Brussels Lace Cleorodes lichenaria, (Hufnagel, 1767)

KR07790

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Unusually for members of this family, this species feeds on lichens.

 

Pupates in a cocoon in lichen.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 14-18mm.
Foodplant(s): lichen
Flying: One generation, June-mid August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Dense scrub and woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 1980

Recorded date range (Adult): 05 June to 05 June

Similar Species
Monk's Wood
Monk's Wood
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Brindled White-spot Parectropis similaria
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Grey Birch Aethalura punctulata

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Colours:
Grey, green, black, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2