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Philereme transversata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1792 / 70.119
Photo © Charles Fletcher, 25 Jul 2010,  SE323733: Hutton Conyers, VC65

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Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Buckthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Several localities for this formerly rare moth have been found since the early 1970s.

Argus 47, 2001-2004: VC65. High Batts, 29.7.1983 (SPW), 17.8.2002, 11.7.2003 (CHF, JCW, SPW), 6.8.2004 (JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): There has been a slow increase in numbers of records of this buckthorn-feeding species.

Recorded in 42 (21%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/08/2023163SE51 - Askern
29/07/2023161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
28/07/2023161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
27/07/2023165SE37 - Ripon
18/07/2023163SE61 - Stainforth / Thorne
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