Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Argent & Sable
Rheumaptera hastata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 70.120

Almost certainly extinct in the region. Last recorded in 1985. Now very restricted in southern England. Requires warm, sunny areas in woodland with regenerating birch

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 16 (21%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1700.
Last Recorded in 1985.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Young growth of Downy and Silver Birch and also on Bog-myrtle
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Priority Species
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
03/06/1985+VC22 - BerkshireSU56
01/06/19851VC23 - OxfordshireSP60
01/06/19851VC23 - OxfordshireSP60
29/05/1985+VC22 - BerkshireSU66
1985+VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU78

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