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Alsophila aescularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

March Moth
70.2450 (B&F: 1663)


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

A resident that is often fairly common, sometimes common and ocasionally very common at mv light in deciduous woods, although it is less frequent along treeless parts of the coast. Probably generally distributed, but high numbers are local. Single brooded, flying mainly from mid February to mid April, sometimes from late January, although adults have been seen in every week from mid January to the third week of May. This extended flight time is caused by interventions of cold weather, which often break up the progression of each year's emergence. Larvae feed on a wide variety of deciduous trees and shrubs, including Hawthorn, Sloe and Oak. (Pratt, 2011)

Alsophila aescularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Crowborough, 14 iii 2017
Photo: Charles Waters
Alsophila aescularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Henfield, 12 ii 2019
Photo: Paula Blake
Alsophila aescularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
, iii 2007
Photo: Ralph Hobbs
Alsophila aescularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
, iii 2007
Photo: Ralph Hobbs
Alsophila aescularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Ashdown Forest, 16 ii 2009
Photo: Damian Pinguey
Alsophila aescularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Ashdown Forest, 25 ii 2009
Photo: Damian Pinguey
Alsophila aescularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Denton, 21 ii 2008
Photo: Steven Teale
Alsophila aescularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Findon Valley, 13 iii 2007
Photo: Mike Snelling
Alsophila aescularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Pagham Harbour, iii 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Alsophila aescularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Warnham LNR, 0
Photo: Sam Bayley
Alsophila aescularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Wych Cross, Forest Row, 06 iii 2013
Photo: Hew Prendergast
Alsophila aescularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Battle, 10 ii 2015
Photo: Adrienne Norbury

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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