Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Geometridae   Checklist Number: 70.120

Rheumaptera hastata   Linnaeus, 1758

Argent & Sable

A rare species with only record from South Uist in 2011 and an older one from Lewis. Found from May to June. Bog myrtle (Myrica gale) and possibly birch (Betula) are the main larval foodplants

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