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 with North Staffordshire being at the southern end of its 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 13 (9%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1898.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: June- August
Foodplant:   Lady's Mantles
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO69
29/06/20181VC40 - ShropshireSJ22
18/08/20171VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
03/06/20161VC40 - ShropshireSJ61
23/06/2015+VC39 - StaffordshireSK15

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