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Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759)

Brindled Beauty
70.2480 (B&F: 1927)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Geometroidea
  »Family: Geometridae
   »Subfamily: Ennominae
    »Tribe: Bistonini

Status and ecology:

A resident species occurring sparingly or fairly common at mv light in a wide range of habitats, sometimes common in deciduous woods; scarce along treeless parts of the coast. Probably generally distributed, but high numbers are very local. This species is single-brooded occurring mainly from early February to mid May, occasionally from mid January or to late May. Larvae feed on lime, oak and silver birch. (Pratt, 2011)

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Steyning, 29 iii 2014 Photo: Olly Ellis

Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759)

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