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Horisme vitalbata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Small Waved Umber
70.1260 (B&F: 1781)


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

A resident species normally occurring singly or sparingly at mv light. Occasionally common on the chalk and vegetated shingle beeches. Probably generally distributed on the Downs but much less so elsewhere and completely absent from the north-east. Double-brooded flying from late April to late June and again from late July to late August. Larvae feed on traveller's joy. (Pratt, 2011)

Horisme vitalbata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Ashcombe Bottom, Lewes, v 1988
Photo: Roy Leverton
Horisme vitalbata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Findon Valley, 28 iv 2011
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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