Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
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Large Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata

(Clerck, 1759) 1726 / 70.055

An uncommon and local species across the region.

Found in damp broad-leaved woodland, fen, carr etc.

Flies from dusk and comes to light.

Note Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet is similar but lacks the dark spot in the centre of the central band.

Recorded in 84 (60%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1872.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
01/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
29/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
29/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ84
29/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ92

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