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Biston strataria (Hufnagel, 1767)

Oak Beauty
70.2510 (B&F: 1930)

Synonym(s):
Biston prodromaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


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

A resident species often common to very common at mv light in deciduous woods in West Sussex but only fairly common to common in the east, and much less frequent along treeless parts of the coast. Probably under-recorded and generally distributed, but high numbers are certainly very local. This species is single-brooded occurring mainly from late February to early April, sometimes from early February and occasionally from mid January. Larvae feed on oak, (silver) birch and sallow. (Pratt, 2011)

Biston strataria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Nymans Woods, 31 i 2018
Photo: Martin Buck
Biston strataria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Horsham, 01 ii 2015
Photo: Murray Tarvis
Biston strataria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Wych Cross, 28 xii 2015
Photo: Hew Prendergast
Biston strataria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Arun Valley, 03 iii 2017
Photo: Dave Green
Biston strataria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Bexhill-on-Sea, 14 iii 2017
Photo: Keith Hackett
Biston strataria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Eridge Railway Station, 28 ii 2011
Photo: Richard Roebuck
Biston strataria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Woods Mill, 14 iii 2014
Photo: Penny Green
Biston strataria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Mill Hill, 25 iii 2011
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Biston strataria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Bracklesham, 2 iii 2010
Photo: Derek Lee
Biston strataria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Battle, 12 iv 2013
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Biston strataria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Pagham Harbour, ii 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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