Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Pretty Chalk Carpet
Melanthia procellata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1784 / 70.128

A fairly common resident in the south where its foodplant is plentiful. rare or absent from the north.

A species of woods, hedgerows and gardens on calcareous soils.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults come to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo if away from regular sites.

Recorded in 41 (29%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Traveller's-joy
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ22
12/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
09/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
08/07/20224VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
08/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51

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