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Willow Beauty

Peribatodes rhomboidaria

Checklist Number
70.258 [B&F: 1937]

Verification
Record will be accepted (subject to date and location checks)

Classification

Family:Geometridae
Subfamily:Ennominae
Genus:Peribatodes
Species:rhomboidaria
Authority:([Denis & Schifferm├╝ller], 1775)

Common in woodland, scrub, hedgerows, parks and gardens throughout England, Wales and southern Scotland. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 40-48 mm. One of a number of confusingly similar species, including Feathered Beauty P. secundaria, Mottled Beauty Alcis repandata, Great Oak Beauty Hypomecis roboraria and Satin Beauty Deileptenia ribeata, which can be separated with care by their forewing markings. Larva feeds on Hawthorn, Plum, Privet, Silver and Downy Birch, Alder Buckthorn, Honeysuckle, Traveller's-joy and Ivy.

The abundance in each month is indicated as follows:

No records
Very occasional
Irregular
Uncommon
Off-peak, but not unusual
Off-peak, but not unusual
Main flight time
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