Main: (Geometridae / Ennominae)
70.294 [B&F: 1968] Yellow Belle (Aspitates ochrearia) (Rossi, 1794)

 

Notes: Local on sand-dunes, shingle beaches, saltmarshes, golf courses and heathland, along the coasts of southern England, predominantly coastal. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight frequent on dunes and shingle in coastal localities, rare inland on the chalk. Wingspan 28-36 mm. The most likely confusion species is Straw Belle Aspitates gilvaria, but Yellow Belle has a more rounded forewing and more distinct antemedian fascia. Larva feeds on Sea Wormwood, Hare's-foot Clover, Smooth Tare, Bird's-foot Trefoil, Common Restharrow, Wild Carrot and Beaked Hawk's-beard.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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