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Eulithis mellinata (Fabricius, 1787)

Spinach
70.0920 (B&F: 1757)

Synonym(s):
Eulithis associata (Borkhausen, 1794)


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

A resident species in decline, normally occurring singly or sparingly at mv light in most places, but occasionally fairly common in a few suburban gardens, allotments and nurseries. Well distributed in the far east and south-west but currently rare or missing elsewhere. Very local, it is single-brooded and flies mainly from mid-June to late July. Larvae feed on red- and black-currant. (Pratt, 2011)

Eulithis mellinata (Fabricius, 1787)
Findon Valley, 30 vi 2010
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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