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Euchoeca nebulata (Scopoli, 1763)

Dingy Shell
70.1120 (B&F: 1874)

Synonym(s):
Euchoeca obliterata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Euchoeca heparata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


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

Another resident species in decline, the Dingy Shell usually occurs singly or sparingly at mv light in the woodland habitats where colonies exist. It is widespread in the far west and far east of the county, but has declined in recent years in central Sussex. It is a single-brooded species flying mainly from late May until the third week of August. Larvae feed on alder. (Pratt, 2011)

Euchoeca nebulata (Scopoli, 1763)
Crowborough, 16 viii 2017
Photo: Bill Welch
Euchoeca nebulata (Scopoli, 1763)
Crowborough, 16 viii 2017
Photo: Bill Welch
Euchoeca nebulata (Scopoli, 1763)
Crowborough, 25 vii 2018
Photo: Charles Waters
Euchoeca nebulata (Scopoli, 1763)
Woods Mill SWT reserve, 14 vi 2019
Photo: Bob Foreman
Euchoeca nebulata (Scopoli, 1763)
Heathfield, East Sussex, 20 vii 2010
Photo: Nigel Kemp
Euchoeca nebulata (Scopoli, 1763)
Milland, 18 viii 2012
Photo: Dave and Pen Green

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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