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Eulithis testata (Linnaeus, 1761)

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70.0900 (B&F: 1755)


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

A resident species in serious decline, generally occurring singly or sparingly, but occasionally fairly common to common at mv light at Icklesham and often so at rest on Ashdown Forest heather. Thinly distributed across the east but now missing from most western parts. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late July to mid- to late September. Larvae feed on sallow and (silver) birch. (Pratt, 2011)(Pratt, 2011)

Eulithis testata (Linnaeus, 1761)
Lindfield, 17 vii 2014
Photo: Bob Foreman
Eulithis testata (Linnaeus, 1761)
Bracklesham, 30 viii 2013
Photo: Derek Lee
Eulithis testata (Linnaeus, 1761)
Walton Park East Sussex, 15 ix 2005
Photo: Keith Alexander

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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