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Chesias legatella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

70.1950 (B&F: 1864)

Chesias spartiata (Herbst, 1782)

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

Normally seen singly or sparingly at mv light, this moth is present in a wide range of habitats and is often fairly common to common at rest at night on its foodplant. It has a widespread distribution in the north and far east of the county, but it is extremely local in numbers and colonies elsewhere are scarce and the species is considered to be in full retreat from the south west of the county. It is a single-brooded species, with adults flying mainly from the second week of October until early November. Larvae feed on wild and introduced Broom. (Pratt, 2011)

Chesias legatella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Bexhill East Sussex, 25 x 2010
Photo: Keith Alexander

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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