Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Water Carpet
Lampropteryx suffumata
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Devon Carpet
Lampropteryx otregiata

(Metcalfe, 1917) 1751 / 70.104

An uncommon but increasing resident.

A species of damp woodlands.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults fly at dusk and later come to light.

Note Similar but smaller than the Water Carpet. The indentations on the central band are not as acute.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 35 (25%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-14mm
Flight: May - June, August - September
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/20194VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
01/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
31/05/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ53
31/05/20193VC40 - ShropshireSJ53
31/05/20196VC40 - ShropshireSJ53

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