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July Highflyer
Hydriomena furcata (Thunberg, 1784)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1777 / 70.074
Photo © Julian Francis

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Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Hazel, willows, Bilberry and Heather
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp.), hazel (Corylus avellana), bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) and heather (Erica spp.). In Dorset, this highly variable moth is common to abundant in localities where hazel or sallow abound, but infrequent to rare elsewhere. There is no indication that the species feeds on heather in the county.

Recorded in 40 (100%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/201919SY98 - Wareham
22/08/201919SY98 - Wareham
21/08/201919SY98 - Wareham
17/08/201929SZ08 - Studland / Sandbanks
17/08/201929SZ08 - Studland / Sandbanks
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