Main: (Geometridae / Larentiinae)
70.059 [B&F: 1742] Yellow Shell (Camptogramma bilineata) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Notes: Common in hedgerows, gardens, rough meadows, woodland rides, downland, heathland and freshwater margins throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight still reasonably common, especially on the chalk, but as the species comes rarely to light, is undoubtedly under-recorded. Wingspan 28-32 mm. Unmistakable. The UK population is divided into several allopatric subspecies representing Britain, Shetland, Ireland and the Blasket Islands. Larva feeds on various herbaceous plants, including Cleavers, Bedstraw, Wormwood and Dock.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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