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Apeira syringaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Lilac Beauty
70.2310 (B&F: 1910)


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

This resident species usually occurs singly at mv light, sometimes sparingly in woods. Widespread, but very local in any numbers. Generally single brooded, flying from late June to the third week of July. However after hot summers a partial second emergence can occur from late August to late September. Larvae chiefly feed on honeysuckle and wild privet. (Pratt 2011)

Apeira syringaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Steyning, 01 vii 2016
Photo: Olly Ellis
Apeira syringaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Brickfield Meadow, 16 vi 2017
Photo: Alice Parfitt
Apeira syringaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bracklesham, 06 vii 2020
Photo: Derek Lee
Apeira syringaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Warnham LNR, 25 vi 2006
Photo: Sam Bayley
Apeira syringaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Thorney Island, 06 vii 2013
Photo: Mike Snelling
Apeira syringaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Battle, 06 vii 2013
Photo: Adrienne Norbury

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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