Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Ben Sale,  Stevenage, Hertfordshire (25/05/18)

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Dingy Shell
Euchoeca nebulata

(Scopoli, 1763) 1874 / 70.112

General comments:
Extremely local resident.

Although occasionally, if rarely, found as a wanderer in the "wrong" habitat on balmy summer nights, under normal circumstances, the Dingy Shell is not noted for moving great distances and so unless a trap is positioned within alder carr or similar habitat the moth is unlikely to be recorded. Our river valleys support our core population, but damp alder woodland is a scarce commodity in our area and the moth is potentially Threatened.

Recorded in 19 (46%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1937.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/2023220TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
04/08/2023120TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
28/07/2023120TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
02/07/2023120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
24/06/2023220TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
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Forewing: 9-12mm.
Flight: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Alder
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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