Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Early Tooth-striped
Trichopteryx carpinata

(Borkhausen, 1794) 1881 / 70.202

General comments:
Extremely local resident. HERTS RARE - BUT NOT CURRENTLY UNDER THREAT.

The moth flies early in the year and is not a characteristic species of domestic garden: There can be do doubt that it is overlooked in many area for want of appropriate survey effort. That said, repeated searches in North Herts have failed to produce it. It is likely to be genuinely rare with us.

Recorded in 10 (24%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1936.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/04/2022120TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
13/04/2022120SP90 - Berkhamsted
12/04/2022120TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
05/04/2022120TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
28/03/2022120TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
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Forewing: 13-18mm.
Flight: One generation April-May.
Foodplant:   Sallows, birches, Alder and Honeysuckle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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