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Thalera fimbrialis (Scopoli, 1763)

Sussex Emerald
70.3040 (B&F: 1672)

Synonym(s):
Thalera thymiaria (Linnaeus, 1767)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Geometrinae
        »Tribe: Thalerini

RDB1

Rare immigrant and temporary resident. Presumed extinct in East Sussex since 1956 and never detected in West Sussex. Was only ever found with half a mile of the seashore between Beachy Head and the River Rother. Single-brooded, flying between mid July and early August. Larvae never discovered in Sussex but in Kent yarrow, gorse, wild carrot and to a lesser extent, ragwort are used. (Pratt, 2011)

Thalera fimbrialis (Scopoli, 1763)
Eastbourne, 19 vi 2018
Photo: Peter Coyston
Thalera fimbrialis (Scopoli, 1763)
Eastbourne, 19 vi 2018
Photo: Peter Coyston
Thalera fimbrialis (Scopoli, 1763)
Trapped by Paul Butter
Rye Harbour NR, 07 vii 2019
Photo: Chris Bentley
Thalera fimbrialis (Scopoli, 1763)
reared from Dungeness stock
Dungeness, 1994
Photo: Roy Leverton

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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