Geometridae : Ennominae
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Oak Beauty
Biston strataria

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1930 / 70.251

General comments:
Widespread resident.

Variation is minimal within this attractive species, but occasionally very dark examples turn up in light traps. Almost all examples attracted to light are males and so rearing the next generation from dark females is seldom possible. Most records are from woodlands, though garden light traps are sometimes visited.

Recorded in 35 (85%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/03/2024120TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
18/03/2024120TL00 - Hemel Hempstead
16/03/2024220TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
16/03/2024220TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
15/03/2024520TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
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Forewing: 17-27mm.
Flight: One generation Feb-April.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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