Main: (Geometridae / Larentiinae)
70.092 [B&F: 1757] Spinach (Eulithis mellinata) (Fabricius, 1787)

 

Common in woodland, gardens and allotments throughout lowland Britain, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread, but much less common than formerly. Wingspan 33-38 mm. The man confusion species is Barred Straw E. pyraliata, which see. Larva feeds on Black and Red Currant, over-wintering as an egg.

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