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Aleucis distinctata (Herrich-Schäffer, [1839])

Sloe Carpet
70.2810 (B&F: 1959)

Synonym(s):
Aleucis pictaria (Curtis, 1833)


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

Nb

A National Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Species. This moth is a resident species in danger of extinction in West Sussex; extinct in East Sussex since 1930. It usually occurs singly or sparingly at mv light, but it is occasionally fairly common near hedgerows, in bushy places, and in woodland glades and rides; larvae are sometimes common. Extremely local, distinctly irregular in numbers, and entirely restricted to the extreme north-west of the county for many years. This species is single-brooded occurring mainly from late March to late April, sometimes from early March or to the third week of May, the time being unusually dependent upon prevailing weather. Larvae feed on sloe. (Pratt, 2011)

Aleucis distinctata (Herrich-Schäffer, 1839)
The Mens, 01 iv 2017
Photo: Dave and Penny Green
Aleucis distinctata (Herrich-Schäffer, 1839)
Knepp Estate, 14 iv 2017
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Aleucis distinctata (Herrich-Schäffer, 1839)
Wisborough Green, 15 iv 2015
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Aleucis distinctata (Herrich-Schäffer, 1839)
Wisborough Green, 15 iv 2015
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Aleucis distinctata (Herrich-Schäffer, 1839)
Ebernoe Common, 24 iv 2010
Photo: Michael Blencowe

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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