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|Hypomecis punctinalis(Scopoli, 1763) male / Pale Oak Beauty male / Aschgrauer Baumspanner oder Aschgrauer Rindenspanner männchen / Ringspikkelspanner. |
Wingspan 46-55 mm.
Although rather variable in ground colour, this species can be confused with Great Oak Beauty(Hypomecis roboraria). One of the separating features is that the latter species has a pale spot on a dark background on the tip of the forewing underside.
The larva feeds mainly on Quercus, Betula, but also on other deciduous trees. Hibernates as a pupa underground.
The adults fly in one generation, possible a small partial second generation a year; from late April till late July. They come to light.
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