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Peribatodes rhomboidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Willow Beauty
70.2580 (B&F: 1937)

Synonym(s):
Peribatodes gemmaria (Brahm, 1791)


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

A resident species often fairly common to common in a wide range of inland habitats but it is generally a little less frequent along treeless parts of the coast; sometimes very common at Crowborough. Probably generally distributed but high numbers are local. This species is double or triple-brooded dependant upon season, occurring mainly in two overlapping emergences from mid June to early September, occasionally from the third week of May and or to the same week during September. A partial third brood has sporadically occurred during recent years from mid September to late October. Adults have been seen in every week from late April to Early November. Larvae feed on privet, lilac, ivy, honeysuckle, hawthorn, dock, heather and gorse. (Pratt, 2011)

Peribatodes rhomboidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Battle, 09 viii 2018
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Peribatodes rhomboidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Near Battle, 22 ix 2018
Photo: Mark Donellan
Peribatodes rhomboidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
unusual form
astbourne, 28 v 2019
Photo: Dennis Chanter
Peribatodes rhomboidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Steyning, 01 xii 2015
Photo: Olly Ellis
Peribatodes rhomboidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Angmering, 18 vi 2010
Photo: Paula Marshall
Peribatodes rhomboidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Pagham Harbour, vi 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Peribatodes rhomboidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Ripe, 21 viii 2006
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Peribatodes rhomboidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Warnham LNR, 11 viii 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley
Peribatodes rhomboidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Battle, 30 vi 2012
Photo: Adrienne Norbury

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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