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Colostygia multistrigaria (Haworth, 1809)

Mottled Grey
70.1010 (B&F: 1775)


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

A resident species in decline, usually occurring sparingly in a range of sheltered habitats, but occasionally fairly common to common at torchlight and mv light in a few spots on the chalk. Extremely local and irregular in numbers and now restricted to just three zones - the far east, around Newhaven and between Shoreham and Horsham. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-March to early May. Larvae feed on bedstraw. (Pratt, 2011)

Colostygia multistrigaria (Haworth, 1809)
Edburton, iv 2009
Photo: Tony Wilson

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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