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Chalk Carpet
Scotopteryx bipunctaria

(Prout, 1937) 1731 / 70.043

A rare species of limestone grassland in NE Staffordshire eg Dovedale and the Manifold Valley.

Overwinters as a larva, adults come to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (6%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Common Bird's-foot-trefoil
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
19/07/20211VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
01/08/20153VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
17/07/20151VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
15/07/20151VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
15/07/20151VC39 - StaffordshireSK04

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