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Cleorodes lichenaria (Hufnagel, 1767)

Brussels Lace
70.2880 (B&F: 1945)


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

A resident and suspected immigrant. In East Sussex the moth is often fairly common at Friston Forest but only occurs singly or sparingly elsewhere, and is currently chiefly confined to between Isfield, Peacehaven and Eastbourne; in danger of extinction in West Sussex. Extremely local if more than singletons are to be seen. Generally single-brooded, flying mainly from late May to early August, occasionally to mid August. Two adults also came to light on September 20th 2009 in Chamberlaines Road at Ringmer, these probably being representatives of an occasional partial second emergence. Larvae feed on unspecified species of "lichens growing on trees and old palings". (Pratt, 2011)

Cleorodes lichenaria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Findon Valley, 06 vi 2016
Photo: Mike Snelling
Cleorodes lichenaria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Etchingham, 14 vii 2018
Photo: Caroline Moore
Cleorodes lichenaria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Ringmer, 28 vi 2019
Photo: John Luck
Cleorodes lichenaria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Eastbourne, 06 vii 2019
Photo: Peter Coyston
Cleorodes lichenaria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Herstmonceux, 06 vii 2019
Photo: Caroline Moore
Cleorodes lichenaria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Seaford, 25 vi 2013
Photo: Bob Eade
Cleorodes lichenaria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Seaford, 12 vi 2014
Photo: Bob Eade
Cleorodes lichenaria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Bracklesham, 11 vii 2010
Photo: Derek Lee
Cleorodes lichenaria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Friston Forest, 24 vi 2008
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Cleorodes lichenaria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Friston Forest, 30 vi 2008
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Cleorodes lichenaria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Ringmer, 2 vii 2008
Photo: John Luck
Cleorodes lichenaria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Ringmer, 20 ix 2009
Photo: Mark Underhill

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