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Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759)

Brindled Beauty
70.2480 (B&F: 1927)


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

A resident species occurring sparingly or fairly common at mv light in a wide range of habitats, sometimes common in deciduous woods; scarce along treeless parts of the coast. Probably generally distributed, but high numbers are very local. This species is single-brooded occurring mainly from early February to mid May, occasionally from mid January or to late May. Larvae feed on lime, oak and silver birch. (Pratt, 2011)

Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759)
Ringmer, 18 iv 2018
Photo: John Luck
Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759)
Nr. Battle, 06 v 2018
Photo: Mark Donnellan
Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759)
Bracklesham, 7 iv 2019
Photo: Derek Lee
Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759)
Battle, 9 iv 2019
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759)
Scotney Estate, 12 iv 2019
Photo: Charles Waters
Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759)
Hailsham, 19 iv 2019
Photo: Teresa Fowler
Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759)
Steyning, 03 iv 2020
Photo: Olly Ellis
Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759)
Battle, 11 iv 2020
Photo: Adreienne Norbury
Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759)
Findon, 22 iv 2020
Photo: John Christleib
Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759)
Steyning, 29 iii 2014
Photo: Olly Ellis
Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759)
Woods Mill, 10 iv 2014
Photo: Penny Green
Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759)
Crowborough, 10 iv 2015
Photo: Charles Waters
Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759)
Old Heathfield, 13 iv 2014
Photo: Heather Maryson
Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759)
Pagham Harbour, iv 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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