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Garden Carpet
Xanthorhoe fluctuata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1728 / 70.049

A very common species across the region.

Found in a wide variety of habitats, particularly areas of rough ground, gardens, allotments etc.

Flies from dusk and comes readily to light. Overwinters as a pupa.

Recorded in 116 (83%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: Two or three generations April - October
Foodplant:   Various brassica family plants
Nat Status: Common
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
11/10/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
06/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
06/10/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
29/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP07
27/09/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85

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