Moths 085 387 Geometerids
These moths rest with their wings flattened or outstretched giving them a triangular appearance, hence the geometeric connection.
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These much rarer species have also been recorded in Dorset:
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|Species Common Name||Scientific Name||Status|
|Dotted Border||Agriopis marginaria||
A widespread and locally common species of wooded and scrubby areas found in winter and early spring
|Small White Wave||Asthena albulata||
A small light coloured moth sometimes disturbed from undergrowth by day.
|March Moth||Athetis pallustris||
A widespread species occurring early in the year hence the name
|Small Grass Emerald||Chloissa viridata||
A local species found occasionally in heathland habitat
|Purple Bar||Cosmorhoe ocellata||
A species of moth frequently flushed from undergrowth during the day.
|Dark Marbled Carpet||Dysstroma citrata||
A local species favouring woodland and garden habitats.
|Small Phoenix||Ecliptopera silaceata||
A widespread species found in, or near, open woodland
|May Highflyer||Hydriomena impluviata||
A species of damp habitat where its larval food plant, the alder, occurs
|Single Dotted Wave||Idaea dimidiata||
A quite common species occurring in mainly damp woodland and scrub habitats
|Gem Moth||Orthonama obstipata||
An immigrant species from southern Europe occuring in large numbers in some years
|Grass Rivulet||Perizoma albulata||
Found in scattered large colonies in diverse habitat from chalk grassland to wet fens and heath
|Spruce Carpet||Thera britannica||
A species favouring conifers and found almost anywhere there are conifer trees including gardens
|Early Tooth-Striped||Trichopteryx carpinata||
A common early species associated with birch and willow