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10. Geometers4 - Ennominae - Thorns, Beauties,etc.

                                         




1954  Bordered White  Bupalus piniaria

Flying : Mainly May, June and July

Common
Bordered White usually rests with its wings together (see photo) and has a distinctive white streak down the underside of the hindwing.

Photo of  Bordered White by David Owen.

1951 Grey Birch   Ectropis crepuscularia


Flying : April, May and June


Common in Wales and in England except the far North. Local or very local elsewhere


Photo of  Tawny-barred Angle by David Owen.

1893  Tawny-barred Angle  Macaria liturata

Flying : May to Early September.

Common.

Photo of  Latticed Heath by David Owen.

Photo of  Grey Birch by David Owen.

1884  Magpie  Abraxas grossulariata

Flying : June, July, August

Common

1887  Clouded Border  Lomaspilis marginata

Flying : May, June, July, August

Common

1889 Peacock Moth Macaria notata


Flying : May, June, July, August

Mainly in the South, including South Wales and East Anglia. Less common there than Sharp-angled Peacock but fairly common in the North, particularly Scotland.

1890  Sharp-angled Peacock  Macaria alternata

Flying : Mainly in June, July, August

More common than Peacock Moth in the South but rare in the North.

1902  Brown Silver-line  Petrophora chlorosata

Flying : April, May, June, July - Mainly May and June         Common

Nocturnal but does fly in the day - particularly when disturbed

1906  Brimstone Moth  Opisthograptis luteolata

Flying : May to October - two or even three generations.

Common

1907  Bordered Beauty  Epione repandaria

Flying : July, August and September

Common in the South of England and in Wales; less common elsewhere

1912 August Thorn   Ennomos quercinaria


Flying : July, August and September

Less common than the other Thorns shown here, particularly in the North of England and Scotland

1913 Canary-shouldered Thorn  Ennomos alniaria

Flying : July, August, September and October

Common

1914 Dusky Thorn   Ennomos fuscantaria


Flying : Mainly August and September

Common in most of England and Wales but not recorded in the far North of England or in Scotland or Northern Ireland.

1915 September Thorn  Ennomos erosaria

Flying : Mainly July, August and September

Common in most of England and Wales but less common in the far North of England and Scotland. Rare in Northern Ireland.

1920  Scalloped Hazel  Odontopera bidentata


Flying : Mainly May and June

Common

1919 Purple Thorn  Selenia tetralunaria

Flying : Generally two distinct generations April, May and July, August. In the North there may be only one generation - May and June

Fairly common in Wales and in England except the far North - infrequent there and in Scotland. Not found in Ireland.


1917 Early Thorn    Selenia dentaria


Flying : Generally two distinct generations March, April, May and July, August, September. In the North there may be only one generation - May and June

Common

1921  Scalloped Oak  Crocallis elinguaria


Flying : June, July, August

Common

1922  Swallow-tailed Moth  Ourapteryx sambucaria


Flying : May, June and July - Mainly July


Common except in the North of Scotland

1923 Feathered Thorn   Colotois pennaria


Flying : September, October, November, early December


Common


1925 Small Brindled Beauty Apocheima hispidaria


Flying :  February, March


Only common in South-east England. Elsewhere scattered records but not in far North of England, Scotland or Ireland.


1926 Pale Brindled Beauty   Phigalia pilosaria


Flying :  Mainly in January, February and March

Common

1927 Brindled Beauty  Lycia hirtaria


Flying :  Mainly in April and May


Common in Southern England and South Wales. Scattered records elsewhere.


1930  Oak Beauty  Biston strataria


Flying : Late February, March and April.


Common in Southern half of England and in Wales. Scattered records elsewhere.


1931  Peppered Moth  Biston betularia


Flying :  May, June, July, August


Common, but less so in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The dark form has been dominant in cities at periods of severe pollution, when lichens could not survive on trees.


1933  Scarce Umber   Agriopis aurantiaria

Flying :  Mainly in October, November and December


Common


1934  Dotted Border  Agriopis marginaria


Flying :  Mainly in February, March, April

Common

1935  Mottled Umber  Erannis defoliaria


Flying :  Mainly in October, November, December, January

Common

1936  Waved Umber  Menophra abruptaria

April, May, June - Mainly May

Only common in the Southern half of England and in Wales. Absent elsewhere.


1937  Willow Beauty   Peribatodes rhomboidaria


Flying : June, July, August, September. Sometimes appears outside this period.


Common

1941 Mottled Beauty   Alcis repandata


Flying : June, July and August

Common

1945 Brussels Lace  Cleorodes lichenaria

Flying : Mainly in June and July


Most common in South-west England and the West of Wales but not so common elsewhere

1947 Engrailed   Ectropis crepuscularia


Flying : two, sometimes three generations in the South from March to September.In the North only one generation in June, July and August

Common except in Northern Ireland where it is local.


1952  Common Heath  Ematurga atomaria  

Flying : Mainly in May and June. Day-flying.


Common throughout Britain but mainly on Moorland.
Latticed Heath (BF 1894 above) is similar but has boldly marked longitudinal wing veins.



1955  Common White Wave  Cabera pusaria

Flying : June, July and August

Common

1956  Common Wave  Cabera exanthemata

Flying : May, June, July and August

Common

1957  White-pinion Spotted  Lomographa bimaculata

Flying : May and June

Common only in Wales, England South of the Wash and some parts of Northern England

1958  Clouded Silver  Lomographa temerata

Flying : May, June and July

Common in England and Wales. Scattered in Scotland and Northern Ireland

1960  Early Moth  Theria primaria

Flying : January, February, March - sometimes April

Local in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Common elsewhere.

Photo is of the male - the female is small and wingless.

1961  Light Emerald  Campaea margaritaria

Flying : May, June, July, August, September - Mainly June and July

Common

1962  Barred Red  Hylaea fasciaria

Flying : Mainly June, July and August

Common

Ennominae

1894  Latticed Heath  Chiasmia clathrata

Flying : May to early September

Common, particularly on chalk grassland and moorland.


Common Heath (BF 1952 below) is similar but lacks the strongly marked longitudinal wing veins .