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A Selection of Geometridae Moths 70.205 - 70.237

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(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Geometridae - Ennominae Geometridae - Ennominae Geometridae - Ennominae Geometridae - Ennominae Geometridae - Ennominae
Magpie Moth Magpie Moth Clouded Border Clouded Border Clouded Border
Abraxas glossulariata Abraxas glossulariata Lomaspilis marginata Lomaspilis marginata Lomaspilis marginata
70.205   BF 1884 70.205   BF 1844 70.207    BF 1887 70.207    BF 1887 70.207    BF 1887

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 42mm to 48mm.

Flight Period: May until august.

Habitat: They inhabit wood land, sand hills, hedgerows, heath land, gardens, and other shrubby places where their food plants grow.

Comment: Moths of this species are common and widely distributed in the England, Wales and Ireland. In Scotland it is widely distributed but less common.

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 24mm to 28mm.

Flight Period: June and July.

Habitat: They inhabit fen land, marshes, wood land, waste ground and other bushy places.

Comment: Moths of this species are wide spread over the UK. They are common in England, Wales and Ireland. In Scotland they are scarcer and local.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Scopoli 1763) (Scopoli 1763) (Linnaeus 1758)
Geometridae - Ennominae Geometridae - Ennominae Geometridae - Ennominae Geometridae - Ennominae Geometridae - Ennominae
Latticed Heath Latticed Heath Brown Silver-line Brown Silver-line Brimstone Moth
Semiothisa clathrata clathrata Semiothisa clathrata clathrata Petrophora chlorosata Petrophora chlorosata Opisthograptis luteolata
70.218    BF 1894 70.218    BF 1894 70.222    BF 1902 70.222    BF 1902 70.226    BF 1906

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 26mm to 32mm.

Flight Period: May and June, again from July to September.

Habitat: Commons, embankments, heaths,  commons, under cliffs, where Trefoil's and Clovers grow.

Comment: This species is locally common in England, Wales and south Scotland. It's wings vary from yellowish, to pale brown, or greyish.

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 31mm to 37mm.

Flight Period: May/June to September.

Habitat:  It inhabits commons, waste ground, gardens, parks, sand hills, marshes and a wide variety of other habitats where there is Bracken.

Comment: Moths of this species are common and well distributed in the UK.

(Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758) (Linnaeus 1758)
Geometridae - Ennominae Geometridae - Ennominae Geometridae - Ennominae Geometridae - Ennominae Geometridae - Ennominae
Brimstone Moth Brimstone Moth Brimstone Moth Brimstone Moth Brimstone Moth
Opisthograptis luteolata Opisthograptis luteolata Opisthograptis luteolata Opisthograptis luteolata Opisthograptis luteolata
70.226    BF 1906 70.226    BF 1906 70.226    BF 1906 70.226    BF 1906 70.226    BF 1906

(Fabricius 1775) (Fabricius 1775) (Fabricius 1775) (Fabricius 1775) (Linnaeus 1758)
Geometridae - Ennominae Geometridae - Ennominae Geometridae - Ennominae Geometridae - Ennominae Geometridae - Ennominae
Early Thorn Early Thorn Early Thorn Early Thorn Brimstone Moth
Selenia dentaria Selenia dentaria Selenia dentaria Selenia dentaria Opisthograptis luteolata
70.237    BF 1917 70.237    BF 1917 70.237    BF 1917 70.237    BF 1917 70.226    BF 1906

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 46mm to 51mm.

Flight Period: April and May, again in August and September.

Habitat: Found in bushy places including parks, gardens, wood land, heaths, commons and hedgerows.

Comment: This moth is a widely distributed, and common in England, Wales and Ireland. In Scotland it is well distributed, but not common.

Status: Resident in UK.

Wing Span: 33mm to 46mm.

Flight Period: April through to October, in three over lapping broods.

Habitat: Many wooded and shrubby places with bushes and tree's, this includes gardens and parks.

Comment:  Moths of this species are common and widely distributed in the UK, including the inner Hebrides, also recorded from the Outer Hebrides.

       

Species 70.240to 70.245

             

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