Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Twin-spot Carpet
Mesotype didymata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1809 / 70.131
=Perizoma didymata

A fairly common resident.

A species of a wide range of habitats. Most abundant in moorland and light upland woodland but also in lowland woods and hedgerows.

Overwinters as an egg while adults can be quite common during the day and at dusk before coming to light.

Recorded in 90 (64%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-15mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   many plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
25/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO47
24/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
16/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO47
16/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO74

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