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Cosmorhoe ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Purple Bar
70.0870 (B&F: 1752)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Geometroidea
  »Family: Geometridae
   »Subfamily: Larentiinae
    »Tribe: Cidariini

Status and ecology:

A resident species, generally occurring singly or sparingly but sometimes fairly common at mv light on the Downs and in bushy places. Widespread but patchy in the east and very local and irregular in any numbers throughout. Double-brooded, flaying from mid-May to mid-July and again from mid-August to mid-September. Larvae feed on hedge bedstraw, ladylady's bedstraw and goosefoot. (Pratt, 2011)

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Mill Hill, 27 v 2013 Photo: Colin Knight

Cosmorhoe ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758)

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