Main: (Geometridae / Larentiinae)
70.196 [B&F: 1865] Broom-tip (Chesias rufata) (Fabricius, 1775)


Nationally scarce (Nb) on heathland, open woodland, scrubby embankments and roadside verges in parts of south-eastern England and discontinuously from Devon to Cumbria, also in Scotland (ssp. scotica), a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire much more local and uncommon than C. legatella; the difficulty of finding it is compounded by the fact that it has such a long flight period. Recorded on the Isle of Wight for the first, and so far only, time at Cranmore in 1993. Wingspan 34-36 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Broom, over-wintering as a pupa.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

VC0 null
VC10 Isle of Wight
Cranmore (SZ39)1993-Knill-Jones, SAAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Lower Titchfield Haven NR (SU50)28-Jun-1964oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)03-Jul-1970threeDickson, RJAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)03-Jul-1970oneDickson, RJAdult
Botley Wood (SU50)1979oneSterling, DHAdult
Needs Ore (SZ49)1979-Anon-
Needs Ore (SZ49)1979-Anon-
Botley Wood (SU51)02-Jun-1979-Dobson, AHAdult
Botley Wood (SU50)02-Jun-1979-J.R. Langmaid et al.Adult
Botley Wood (SU51)02-Jun-1979-Dobson, AHAdult
Highcliffe (SZ29)1981-Wild, EHAdult
Allington GP (SU41)16-Apr-1983-Budd, PAAdult
Brockenhurst (SU20)19-Jun-1983oneChainey, JAdult
Brockenhurst (SU20)26-Jun-1990oneChainey, JAdult
Brockenhurst, New Forest (SU20)26-Jun-1990oneChainey, JEAdult
Botley Wood (SU50)31-Mar-1998oneDickson, RJAdult
Netley (SU40)04-Jul-1998oneHalliwell, PAdult
Royal Victoria Country Park (SU40)28-Jun-2000oneBudd, PALarval
Ensbury (SZ09)30-Jun-2015threeBedford, KAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Woolmer Forest and Longmoor Camp (SU73)1976-Holmes, JD-
Fleet Pond (SU85)25-Jul-1990oneStephenson, GCAdult
Fleet (SU85)25-Jul-1990oneScott, MA; McCarthy, MGAdult

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