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Ectropis crepuscularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Engrailed
70.2700 (B&F: 1947)
Previously:Ectropis bistortata (Goeze, 1781)

Synonym(s):
Ectropis bistortata (Goeze, 1781)
Ectropis biundulata (Villers, 1789)
Ectropis biundularia (Borkhausen, 1794)
Ectropis strigularia (Stephens, 1831)
Ectropis laricaria (Doubleday, [1850])


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

A resident species usually occurring sparingly or fairly commonly at mv light, but it is sometimes common in woods and bushy places; much less frequent along treeless parts of the coast. Generally distributed in large areas, but very local in numbers. This species is double or triple-brooded according to season, flying mainly from the second week of March to late April and again from late June to the third week of August. The episodic partial third generation has become increasingly recorded, from early September to late October. Adults have been seen in every week from mid February to the third week of May and from late June to late October. Larvae positively identified as bistortata feed on sweet chestnut. A wide variety of other trees and shrubs have also been listed from elsewhere. (Pratt, 2011)

Ectropis bistortata (Goeze, 1781)
Crowborough, 04 vii 2014
Photo: Charles Waters
Ectropis bistortata (Goeze, 1781)
Scotney Estate, 06 iv 2018
Photo: Charles Waters
Ectropis bistortata (Goeze, 1781)
Steyning, 07 iv 2020
Photo: Olly Ellis
Ectropis bistortata (Goeze, 1781)
Arlington, 30 v 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Ectropis bistortata (Goeze, 1781)
Arlington, 26 v 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Ectropis bistortata (Goeze, 1781)
Worthing, 23 ii 2014
Photo: John Maskell
Ectropis bistortata (Goeze, 1781)
Rusper, 0
Photo: Sam Bayley
Ectropis bistortata (Goeze, 1781)
Pagham Harbour, iv 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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