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Beautiful Carpet
Mesoleuca albicillata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1748 / 70.068

An uncommon species across the region.

A species of open broadleaved woodland and occasionally long-established scrub.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults can be disturbed during the day but they fly from dusk and come to light.

Recorded in 73 (52%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-18mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Bramble, Raspberry and Hazel
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
29/07/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
22/07/20181VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
12/07/20181VC39 - StaffordshireSK00
08/07/20183VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
02/07/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSO77

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