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Pelurga comitata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Dark Spinach
70.0690 (B&F: 1749)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Larentiinae
        »Tribe: Larentiini

A resident species in decline, usually occurring singly or sparingly, but occasionally fairly common at mv light near waste ground - especially within ten miles of the coast. Now confined to the extremities of the county. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-July to late August. Larvae feed on goosefoot and orache. (Pratt, 2011)

Pelurga comitata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Eastbourne, 27 vii 2019
Photo: Dennis Chanter
Pelurga comitata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Steyning, 03 viii 2015
Photo: Olly Ellis
Pelurga comitata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bexhill-on-Sea, 26 viii 2013
Photo: Keith Alexander
Pelurga comitata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Findon Valley, 05 viii 2012
Photo: Mike Snelling
Pelurga comitata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pagham Harbour, viii 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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