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Brindled Beauty
Lycia hirtaria (Clerck, 1759)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1927 / 70.248
Photo © Keith Mitchell,  Stoke Goldington 13/04/2022

Similar Upper Thames Species
Small Brindled Beauty
Apocheima hispidaria
Pale Brindled Beauty
Phigalia pilosaria
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

Widespread and common across the region in woodland and other habitats.

Recorded in 66 (85%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
18/05/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
13/05/2022124SP83 - Milton Keynes
11/05/2022124SP80 - Wendover, Princes Risborough
10/05/2022123SP33 - Sibford Ferris/Hook Norton
09/05/2022223SP33 - Sibford Ferris/Hook Norton
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