Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Water Carpet
Lampropteryx suffumata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1750 / 70.103

A common species found throughout the region.

Found damp woodland, scrub, moorland, fen and larger gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults fly from dusk and are attracted to light.

Recorded in 88 (63%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
31/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
24/05/20192VC36 - HerefordshireSO65
21/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
18/05/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
17/05/2019+VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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