70.240 Odontopera bidentata (Scalloped Hazel) 1920
fw: 20-24mm; May-Jun; various broadleaved trees and conifers; common throughout GB
ID: Varies in colour from whitish to deep-brown. Triangular resting shape, broad median fascia with a central spot, scalloped forewing termen – these features are all shared with Crocalis elinguaria (Scalloped Oak) and Colotois pennaria (Feathered Thorn), though both these species have has a much less obviously scalloped termen. C.elinguaria usually has a yellow ground colour with the median fascia more contrastingly dark and a later flight season (Jul-Aug) though there is some overlap in late Jun. Male C.pennaria has feathered antennae, both sexes often have a white spot near the apex and its flight season is Sep-Oct.
Page published 04/03/2014 (§1-4) | §5&6 added 19/04/2014