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Hypomecis punctinalis (Scopoli, 1763)

Pale Oak Beauty
70.2680 (B&F: 1944)

Synonym(s):
Hypomecis consortaria (Fabricius, 1787)


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

A resident species usually occurring sparingly or fairly commonly, but it is occasionally common in deciduous woods. Well distributed in large areas, but perhaps in decline in central Sussex. High numbers are very local and distinctly episodic. This species is chiefly single-brooded occurring mainly from mid May to early July. An irregular partial second flight overlaps, this being recorded into the third week of August. Also noted at Wadhurst on September 13th 2006.Adults have been seen in every week from early April to the third week of August. Larvae feed on oak, (silver) birch and sallow (Pratt, 2011)

Hypomecis punctinalis (Scopoli, 1763)
f. humperti
Scotney, 24 v 2019
Photo: Charles Waters
Hypomecis punctinalis (Scopoli, 1763)
Lindfield, 08 vi 2018
Photo: Bob Foreman
Hypomecis punctinalis (Scopoli, 1763)
Findon Valley, 27 v 2013
Photo: Mike Snelling
Hypomecis punctinalis (Scopoli, 1763)
Findon Valley, 14 v 2014
Photo: Mike Snelling
Hypomecis punctinalis (Scopoli, 1763)
Stanmer Park, Brighton, 22 v 1989
Photo: Roy Leverton
Hypomecis punctinalis (Scopoli, 1763)
Warnham LNR, 20 v 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley
Hypomecis punctinalis (Scopoli, 1763)
Battle, 21 vi 2013
Photo: Adrienne Norbury

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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