Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Green Carpet
Colostygia pectinataria

(Knoch, 1781) 1776 / 70.100

A common species across the region.

Found in a wide variety of habitats.

Overwinters as a larva and comes readily to light and is easily disturbed during the day.

Recorded in 123 (88%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: May - July, August - September
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
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
06/10/202210VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
06/10/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
03/10/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO58
23/09/20223VC40 - ShropshireSO38
23/09/20223VC40 - ShropshireSO38

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