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Timandra comae (Schmidt, 1931)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1682 / 70.029
Photo © Terry Box,  Lyons Gate

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Small Blood-vein
Scopula imitaria
Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: May - July, July - September
Foodplant:   Docks, Common Orache, Common Sorrel
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

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 small partial third brood from mid-September. The period between each theoretical brood peak is forty-five days.

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

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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