Sirhowy Hill Woodlands

Scientific name: Lomographa temerata

Clouded Silver

May to early July. An attractive species well distributed in England, Wales, Ireland and the Channel Islands.

The white wings have blackish clouding in the outer area of the forewing. The extent and intensity of the clouding varies, generally stronger in males, and is usually accompanied by two central forewing spots and an additional mark at theĀ centreĀ of the trailing edge.

The larvae can be seen from late June to late August before they overwinter as pupae on the ground among plant debris. The adults are often seen flying at dusk, especially along hedgerows.

What does a Clouded Silver eat?

Clouded Silver eats hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Plum (Prunus domestica), cherry, Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris) as well as cultivated relatives

What habitat does the Clouded Silver live in?

Clouded Silver is found in a variety of habitats including gardens, hedgerows, ferns, hedgerows and woodlands.

What family does the Clouded Silver belong to?

The Clouded Silver belongs to the Geometridae family.

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Scientific Name

Lomographa temerata


England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland


Small Sized

Wingspan Range: 26-30mm


Common and well distributed throughout most of England and Wales

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