Main: (Geometridae / Ennominae)
70.252 [B&F: 1931] Peppered Moth (Biston betularia) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Notes: Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 45-62 mm. In the past, dark forms predominated in urban areas. Larva feeds on many different types of tree and shrub, including Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Birch and Lime, and some herbaceous plants, including Mugwort and Goldenrod, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 0.6019984
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 992
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Phenology - Larval Records

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