Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Devon Carpet
Lampropteryx otregiata

(Metcalfe, 1917) 1751 / 70.104

An uncommon but increasing resident.

A species of damp woodlands.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults fly at dusk and later come to light.

Note Similar but smaller than the Water Carpet. The indentations on the central band are not as acute.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 43 (31%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-14mm
Flight: May - June, August - September
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
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
29/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
29/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
16/05/20228VC40 - ShropshireSO39
16/05/20228VC40 - ShropshireSO39
16/05/20223VC40 - ShropshireSO39

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