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Pale Brindled Beauty
Phigalia pilosaria ([Denis & Schifferm?ller], 1775)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1926 / 70.247
Photo © Charles Fletcher, 23 Jan 2004,  SE323733: Hutton Conyers, VC65

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Forewing: 19-24mm
Flight: Jan - March (sometimes December)
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Rather sparsely recorded due to its early flight period (January-March) but said to be frequently taken at light, at rest on tree trunks and as larvae (SMJ) in all five vice-counties. The melanic form, f. monochraria (Staudinger), is often most frequent in urban areas.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread all across the county. Once noticeable change since 2000 is the appearance of this species before the year end often starting in late November.

Recorded in 136 (68%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1847.
Last Recorded in 2024.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/01/2024165SE37 - Ripon
05/01/2024165SE37 - Ripon
04/01/2024165SE37 - Ripon
22/12/2023165SE37 - Ripon
18/12/2023164SE34 - Harewood
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