Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Yellow-ringed Carpet
Entephria flavicinctata
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Grey Mountain Carpet
Entephria caesiata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1744 / 70.072

An uncommon resident on the moors of North Staffordshire.

A strictly moorland species.

Overwinters as a larva. Adults can be found resting on rocky outcrops during the day and fly from dusk when they are attracted to light.

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

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 12 (9%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Heather and Bilberry
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
13/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO39
01/07/20146VC36 - HerefordshireSO23
01/07/20141VC36 - HerefordshireSO23
01/07/20141VC36 - HerefordshireSO23
29/06/20131VC36 - HerefordshireSO32

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