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Cleorodes lichenaria (Hufnagel, 1767)

Brussels Lace
70.2880 (B&F: 1945)

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

Status and ecology:

A resident and suspected immigrant. In East Sussex the moth is often fairly common at Friston Forest but only occurs singly or sparingly elsewhere, and is currently chiefly confined to between Isfield, Peacehaven and Eastbourne; in danger of extinction in West Sussex. Extremely local if more than singletons are to be seen. Generally single-brooded, flying mainly from late May to early August, occasionally to mid August. Two adults also came to light on September 20th 2009 in Chamberlaines Road at Ringmer, these probably being representatives of an occasional partial second emergence. Larvae feed on unspecified species of "lichens growing on trees and old palings". (Pratt, 2011)

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Findon Valley, 06 vi 2016 Photo: Mike Snelling

Cleorodes lichenaria (Hufnagel, 1767)


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