Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Dave Grundy,  attracted to moth lights, Ossoms Hill, Staffordshire, 26/07/10

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Red Carpet
Xanthorhoe decoloraria

Esper, 1806 1723 / 70.048

A northern species and we are at the southern end of its national range.

A species of high moorland and hillsides.

Rests on stone walls, fences etc during the day from which it can be disturbed. Comes to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 15 (11%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1898.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: June- August
Foodplant:   Lady's Mantles
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
08/10/20211VC40 - ShropshireSO49
29/08/20211VC40 - ShropshireSO68
13/08/20211VC40 - ShropshireSJ43
14/06/20211VC40 - ShropshireSO49
02/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO69

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