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Opisthograptis luteolata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Brimstone Moth
70.2260 (B&F: 1906)

Synonym(s):
Opisthograptis crataegata (Linnaeus, 1761)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Ennominae
        »Tribe: Epionini

A resident species, often fairly common to common at mv light in a wide range of habitats, occasionally very common in woods. Less common along treeless parts of the coast and probably generally distributed. Though much has been written about the life cycle of this species in this county it is observed as a double brooded, flying from late April to mid July and then again from early August to early October. The larvae feed on hawthorn, apple, plum, hazel and sloe.(Pratt 2011)

Opisthograptis luteolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pevensey, 11 viii 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Opisthograptis luteolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pevensey, 11 viii 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Opisthograptis luteolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Seaford, 19 v 2013
Photo: Bob Eade
Opisthograptis luteolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Unusual white form
Bracklesham, 14 viii 2013
Photo: Derek Lee
Opisthograptis luteolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Battle, 10 vii 2013
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Opisthograptis luteolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hove, 21 iv 2011
Photo: Ian M.
Opisthograptis luteolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cissbury Ring, 29 iv 2011
Photo: Nicki Kent
Opisthograptis luteolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crowborough, 19 iii 2014
Photo: Charles Waters

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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