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Biston strataria (Oak Beauty)

Wikipedia Abstract

The oak beauty (Biston strataria) is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is native to Europe, but is primarily found in the United Kingdom. B. strataria is found in a variety of habitats, but is mostly found in woodlands where it rests on the bark of trees, camouflaged by its mottled black and grey wings. The male has feather-like antennae while those of the female are more thread-like.
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Infraspecies

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Berwyn a Mynyddoedd de Clwyd/ Berwyn and South Clwyd Mountains 67265 Wales, United Kingdom
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Butser Hill 590 England, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Coedydd Aber 855 Wales, United Kingdom  
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Cwm Doethie – Mynydd Mallaen 10186 Wales, United Kingdom
Drigg Coast 3453 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
North Somerset and Mendip Bats 1387 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
River Eden 6087 England, United Kingdom  
River Usk/ Afon Wysg 2490 Wales, United Kingdom  
Roudsea Wood and Mosses 1163 England, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
South Dartmoor Woods 5330 England, United Kingdom
South Pennine Moors 160577 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Trossachs Woods 927 Scotland, United Kingdom
Wimbledon Common 861 England, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Alnus glutinosa (European alder)[1]
Corylus avellana (common filbert)[1]
Malus pumila (Common apple)[2]
Nothofagus obliqua (roble beech)[1]
Populus tremula (European aspen)[1]
Prunus domestica (plum)[1]
Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)[1]
Quercus robur (Pedunculate Oak)[2]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Abraxas grossulariata (Magpie Moth)5
Acronicta alni (Alder Moth)7
Acronicta leporina (miller)4
Acronicta psi (Grey Dagger Moth)8
Acronicta tridens (Dark Dagger)5
Alsophila aescularia (March Moth)4
Amphipyra pyramidea5
Apocheima hispidaria4
Biston betularia (peppered moth)6
Byctiscus betulae (Hazel Leaf Roller)6
Cabera exanthemata (Common Wave Moth)4
Cabera pusaria (Common White Wave Moth)5
Calliteara pudibunda (Pale Tussock)6
Campaea margaritata (Light Emerald Moth)5
Carcina quercana4
Chloroclysta miata4
Coleophora serratella (birch casebearer)4
Colocasia coryli (Nut-tree Tussock)9
Colotois pennaria (Feathered Thorn)6
Conistra ligula (Dark Chestnut)4
Conistra rubiginea (Dotted Chestnut)4
Conistra vaccinii (Chestnut)4
Cosmia pyralina (Lunar-spotted Pinion)4
Cosmia trapezina (Dun-bar)7
Cossus cossus (Goat Moth)5
Crocallis elinguaria (Scalloped Oak Moth)6
Diurnea fagella5
Ennomos autumnaria (Large Thorn)6
Erannis defoliaria (Mottled Umber Moth)7
Eriogaster lanestris (Small Eggar)6
Eupithecia exiguata (Mottled Pug)5
Euproctis chrysorrhoea (Brown-tail)4
Euproctis similis5
Eupsilia transversa (Satellite)5
Graphiphora augur (Double Dart)5
Hedya pruniana4
Hemithea aestivaria (Common Emerald)4
Hydrelia sylvata (Waved Carpet)5
Jodis lactearia (Little Emerald)5
Lacanobia thalassina (Pale-shouldered Brocade)4
Lasiocampa quercus (Oak Eggar)4
Lomographa temerata (Clouded Silver)4
Lycia hirtaria (Brindled Beauty Moth)7
Lymantria monacha (Black Arches, Nun Moth)4
Malacosoma neustria (Lackey moth)6
Naenia typica (Gothic)4
Odontopera bidentata (Scalloped Hazel)6
Operophtera brumata (winter moth)6
Opisthograptis luteolata (Brimstone Moth)4
Orgyia antiqua (Rusty Tussock Moth)5
Orthosia gothica (Hebrew Character)8
Orthosia incerta (Clouded Drab)5
Orthosia miniosa (Blossom Underwing)4
Orthosia munda (Twin-spotted Quaker)4
Pandemis corylana4
Phalera bucephala (Buff-tip)6
Phigalia pilosaria (Pale Brindled Beauty)5
Plagodis pulveraria (Barred Umber Moth)4
Poecilocampa populi (December Moth)6
Polia nebulosa (Grey Arches)4
Ptilodon capucina (Coxcomb Prominent)6
Recurvaria nanella4
Saturnia pavonia (Emperor moth)6
Selenia tetralunaria (Purple Thorn)4
Smerinthus ocellata4
Stauropus fagi (Lobster Moth)7
Trichiura crataegi (Pale Eggar)5
Xylena exsoleta (Sword-grass)5
Zeuzera pyrina (leopard moth)4

Distribution

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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