Family: Geometridae

70.252 Peppered Moth Biston betularia

There are 2073 county records of 3193 individuals from 252 different sites. First recorded in 1839.

Individual records comprise of: [3163 Adult] [30 Larval] .

Occurrence by month (Adults)

Apr
3
May
319
Jun
1245
Jul
1539
Aug
35

Earliest: 27 Apr 1997 - Latest: 21 Aug 2015

Historical Abundance

2019
204
2018
235
2017
301
2016
300
2015
245
2014
185
2013
295
2012
156
2011
164
2010
170

Records (Individuals) by Vice County

VC67
1612 (2340)
VC68
461 (853)

Status Grade 1

Larval food plants

Beech Fagus sylvatica
Black Currant Ribes nigrum
Blackthorn Prunus spinosa
Bramble Rubus fructicosus agg.
Common Hawthorn Crataegus monogyna
Common Lime Tilia x europaea
Downy Birch Betula pubescens
Golden-rod Solidago virguarea
Midland Hawthorn Crataegus laevigata
Mugwort Artemesia vulgaris
Silver Birch Betula pendula
Small-leaved Lime Tilia cordata
Sweet Chestnut Castanea sativa

Find moths by larval food plants here.

Notes:

< previous species | next species >