Main: (Geometridae / Ennominae)
70.226 [B&F: 1906] Brimstone Moth (Opisthograptis luteolata) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Notes: Common in hedgerows, gardens, woodland, calcareous grassland and acid heathland throughout the British Isles; abundant throughout Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 33-46 mm. Unmistakable, one of the commonest and most well-recorded geometers in the country. Larva feeds on Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Midland Hawthorn, Rowan and Wayfaring-tree, over-wintering as a pupa or small larva.

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Records Received By Year

% of total records
Max records: 1943
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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 1.0877622
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 1595
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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 6
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