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Pterapherapteryx sexalata (Retzius, 1783)

Small Seraphim
70.1990 (B&F: 1882)

Synonym(s):
Pterapherapteryx sexalisata (Hübner, [1788])


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

The Small Seraphim normally occurs singly or sparingly in damp woods, although it is sometimes a fairly common visitor to mv light in these habitats. It is widespread north of the downs to the west of an imaginary line drawn from Brighton to Tunbridge Wells. Double-brooded in overlapping emergences, adults can be sen flying mainly from mid May until early August. Larvae feed on sallow. (Pratt, 2011)

Pterapherapteryx sexalata (Retzius, 1783)
Woolbeeding Common, 06 vi 2014
Photo: Dave Green
Pterapherapteryx sexalata (Retzius, 1783)
Pagham Harbour, vi 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Pterapherapteryx sexalata (Retzius, 1783)
Warnham LNR, 10 vi 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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