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Pale Oak Beauty
Hypomecis punctinalis (Scopoli, 1763)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1944 / 70.268
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Westcott 2019

Similar Upper Thames Species
Willow Beauty
Peribatodes rhomboidaria
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, birches, Hazel, Hawthorn and sallows.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Widespread and fairly common in the region, mainly in woodland.

Recorded in 58 (74%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1875.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
13/07/2022124SP91 - Pitstone, Ivinghoe Hills
06/07/2022324SU99 - Amersham, Beaconsfield
28/06/2022224SU99 - Amersham, Beaconsfield
25/06/2022124TQ09 - Chorleywood, Chalfont St Peter
22/06/20221024SP72 - Winslow, Claydons, Finemere
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