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Odezia atrata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Chimney Sweeper
70.1300 (B&F: 1870)

Synonym(s):
Odezia chaerophyllata (Linnaeus, 1767)


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

An often fairly common to common species seen by day in damp meadows and orchards where it is currently found in the extreme north of East Sussex in and around Crowborough and the Ashdown Forest, and around Burwash. It has been presumed extinct in West Sussex since about the mid 1970s and is in decline in the eastern vice-county. It is a single-brooded species, with adults on the wing mainly from late May until early July, occasionally until as late as early August. Larvae feed on earth-nut. (Pratt, 2011)

Odezia atrata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Brickfield Meadow SWT reserve, 01 vi 2019
Photo: Bob Foreman
Odezia atrata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Friar's Gate, Crowborough, 19 vi 1987
Photo: Roy Leverton
Odezia atrata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mull, Argyll, 12 vii 2002
Photo: Keith Alexander

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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