Species Account

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Distribution


 
 

Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jan-Mar.

Forewing: 19-24mm.

Foodplant: Broadleaved trees.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded19041904184718831967
Year last recorded20142015201420152015
Number of records539563510628206
Number of individuals663131011651931400
Unique positions61709110216
Unique locations63708910315
Adult records529523467584202
Immature records121130

For the county, we have a total of 2446 records from 340 sites. First recorded in 1847.
 

Photos


1926 Pale Brindled Beauty 15
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1926 Pale Brindled Beauty 14
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1926 Pale Brindled Beauty 12
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1926 Pale Brindled Beauty 11
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1926 Pale Brindled Beauty 10
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1926 Pale Brindled Beauty 09 male
© John Perry
1926 Pale Brindled Beauty 08
© David Ashton, 14th November 2014
1926 Pale Brindled Beauty 07
© Andy Nunn
1926 Pale Brindled Beauty 06 larva on Birch
© Dave Shenton
1926 Pale Brindled Beauty 05
© Damian Money
1926 Pale Brindled Beauty 04 larva
© Derek Parkinson
1926 Pale Brindled Beauty 03
© Paul Kipling 14th February 2012
1926 Pale Brindled Beauty 02
© Charles Fletcher, 23 Jan 2004
1926 Pale Brindled Beauty 01 nominate and f. monachana
© Dave Williamson

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Rather sparsely recorded due to its early flight period (January-March) but said to be frequently taken at light, at rest on tree trunks and as larvae (SMJ) in all five vice-counties. The melanic form, f. monochraria (Staudinger), is often most frequent in urban areas.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread all across the county. Once noticeable change since 2000 is the appearance of this species before the year end often starting in late November.
 

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