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Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
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Large Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata

(Clerck, 1759) 1726 / 70.055

An uncommon and local species across the region.

Found in damp broad-leaved woodland, fen, carr etc.

Flies from dusk and comes to light.

Note Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet is similar but lacks the dark spot in the centre of the central band.

Recorded in 69 (49%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1872.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
03/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO65
27/07/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK11
26/07/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
25/07/2019+VC36 - HerefordshireSO75

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