Geometridae : Ennominae
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Ectropis crepuscularia

(Goeze, 1781) 1947 / 70.270
=Ectropis bistortata

General comments:
Widespread resident.

Although clearly avoiding the urban part of Middlesex, this is a widespread and common species with us. Older texts separate this species (calling it Ectropis bistortata) from the "Small Engrailed" (using the name Ectropis crepuscularia). Current thinking, backed up by DNA bar-coding, is that the two species are identical; the correct name (following the rules of the International Committee on Zoological Nomenclature), is crepuscularia.

Recorded in 36 (88%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1918.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/08/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
27/07/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
20/07/2023120TL00 - Hemel Hempstead
18/07/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
13/07/2023220TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
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VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
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Forewing: 15-22mm.
Flight: Three generations Mar-May. June-Aug. Sept-Oct.
Foodplant:   Woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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