Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Timandra comae

(Schmidt, 1931) 1682 / 70.029

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern England, more local further north, the larva feeding on dock and sorrel (Rumex spp.), knotgrass (Polygonum spp.) and orache (Atriplex spp.). In Dorset, the moth is widespread and most common in damp situations, particularly river courses where clustered dock (Rumex conglomeratus) is frequent; it is least common on dry heathland. The flight time covers more than four months and two main overlapping broods are suggested by the records, with a... Read More

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: May - July, July - September
Foodplant:   Docks, Common Orache, Common Sorrel
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
04/10/201919SZ07 Swanage
22/09/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
12/09/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
03/09/201919ST61 Sherborne
02/09/201919SY79 Puddletown

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