Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Oblique Carpet
Orthonama vittata

(Borkhausen, 1794) 1719 / 70.046

A local and uncommon resident.

A species of fens, marshes, bogs and water meadows.

Flies from dusk and comes to light in small numbers. Overwinters as a larva.

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

Recorded in 29 (21%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-14mm.
Flight: May - June, August - September
Foodplant:   Marsh Bedstraw, Heath Bedstraw
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
10/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
09/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
31/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
30/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
25/08/201921VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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