Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Garden Carpet
Xanthorhoe fluctuata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1728 / 70.049

A very common species across the region.

Found in a wide variety of habitats, particularly areas of rough ground, gardens, allotments etc.

Flies from dusk and comes readily to light. Overwinters as a pupa.

Recorded in 117 (84%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: Two or three generations April - October
Foodplant:   Various brassica family plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
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
23/10/20222VC40 - ShropshireSO48
19/10/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
18/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
14/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
13/10/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP18

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