Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Beautiful Carpet
Mesoleuca albicillata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1748 / 70.068

An uncommon species across the region.

A species of open broadleaved woodland and occasionally long-established scrub.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults can be disturbed during the day but they fly from dusk and come to light.

Recorded in 77 (55%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Bramble, Raspberry and Hazel
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
05/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
04/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
23/06/2022+VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
23/06/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
21/06/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO77

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