Scalloped Hazel Odontopera bidentata
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Geometridae » Ennominae
46- 50 mm
Variable anging from pale brown to almost black, the darker varieties having less obvious markings.The adults are variable with different colour forms, ranging from light to dark brown, which occur throughout most of its range. Adults have two cross-lines with a small discal spot on the forewing. Hindwings paler with a central discal spot.
Dark and pale colour forms
Small discal spot on all wings
Two wavy crosslines on forewings; hindwings paler with single crossline
May and June, single brood moderately common over most of the British Isles. Although its name suggests it is exclusively associated with Hazel Corylus avellana, the larvae are polyphagous on a wide variety of trees and shrubs.
Found in a wide variety of habitats including woodlands, heaths, bogs and gardens