Geometridae : Ennominae
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Photo © David Hunt,  Harpenden, Hertfordshire (28/06/22)

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Willow Beauty
Peribatodes rhomboidaria
Satin Beauty
Deileptenia ribeata
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Mottled Beauty
Alcis repandata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1941 / 70.265

General comments:
Widespread resident.

The Mottled Beauty is confused by some inexperienced observers with Willow Beauty, though fresh adults of Mottled Beauty typically start to appear as the first generation of Willow Beauties are becoming worn. However, this is not a foolproof guide and wing pattern must be looked at properly. Mottled Beauties appear in a variety of forms, though few extreme varieties are recorded for Hertfordshire.

Recorded in 36 (88%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
07/09/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
25/08/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
24/08/2023120TL10 - St Albans
09/08/2023121TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
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Forewing: 19-26mm
Flight: One generation June-July
Foodplant:   Woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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