Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Waved Carpet
Hydrelia sylvata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1877 / 70.113

A very rare resident.

A species of woodland and scrub, often near water.

Overwinters as a pupa, while adults are attracted to light in small numbers.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 16 (11%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Alder, birches, sallows and Sweet Chestnut
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
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
25/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
23/06/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
19/06/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
30/06/20171VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
16/06/20171VC36 - HerefordshireSO51

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