Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Geometridae   Checklist Number: 70.076

Hydriomena ruberata   Freyer, [1831]

Ruddy Highflyer

An uncommon species In Scotland it is found in the west and central areas; the very similar May Highflyer predominates in the east. Prefers open wooded areas and can be found from May to June. Eared willow (Salix aurita)is preferred foodplant but other willow species are used