Chesias rufata

    GeometridaeABH 70.196 B&F 1865

    A nationally scarce species with a patchy distribution. It has always been very rare in the  county, with just five records since 1950 (three of which are not shown on the distribution map).  It is a species of heathland, moorland and open woodland, with most county records coming from the Minehead area. As the species name suggest, the larval foodplant is Broom.

    Adult Verification Grade: 1

    Broom-tip (Chesias rufata) photographed in Somerset by Nigel Voaden