Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Ben Sale,  Stevenage, Hertfordshire (10/11/20)

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November Moth
Epirrita dilutata
Autumnal Moth
Epirrita autumnata
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Pale November Moth
Epirrita christyi

(Allen, 1906) 1796 / 70.108

General comments:
Widespread but local resident.

Although evidently local in distribution, this moth can be as numerically abundant as the November Moth, with several hundreds in moth traps or flying in country lanes at dusk. Separation from November and Autumnal Moths requires examination of the tip of the male abdomen, which can be done on live moths. Records where this has not been done were rejected. It is usually the most numerous of the three species in birch woodlands.

Determination by Genitalia Examination Required

Recorded in 15 (37%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/11/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
09/11/2021120TL43 - Meesden / Barley
24/10/2021120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
22/10/2021120TL31 - Hertford
10/11/2020120TL22 - Stevenage
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Forewing: 15-20mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Nov.
Foodplant:   Beech, birches, elms, Alder, hazel
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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