Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © John Edmund Chainey,  Royston, Hertfordshire (19/07/18)

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Triphosa dubitata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1790 / 70.123

General comments:
Extremely local resident. Declining. Species of Conservation Concern.

This is typically a species of woodland edge habitats on chalk downland. It was first listed for Hertfordshire from the Sandridge area (Griffith, 1884), but evidently has never been a common moth with us. Larvae were found to be common on Buckthorn plants at the Haberdashers' Aske's School from 1979 onwards and adults moths were reared (Barry Goater). Sadly, nobody seems to have found the larvae in our area since then!

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 16 (39%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2023120TL12 - Hitchin (S) / Whitwell
05/05/2023120TL22 - Stevenage
07/07/2022120SP91 - Tring
04/09/2021120TL12 - Hitchin (S) / Whitwell
02/09/2021120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
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Forewing: 19-22mm.
Flight: One generation. Aug-Oct. (April-May after hibernation)
Foodplant:   Buckthorn, Alder Buckthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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