Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Dave Grundy,  attracted to moth trap, Blackbrook, Peak District, VC39, 21/09/2010

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Red-green Carpet
Chloroclysta siterata
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Autumn Green Carpet
Chloroclysta miata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1761 / 70.096

Nationally a northern and western species but in our region a rare and declining resident in northern areas.

A species of broadleaved woodland, particularly in upland and moorland areas.

Overwinters as an adult. Is attracted to sallow catkins in spring and Ivy in the autumn. Is attracted to light.

Note Could be mistaken for the green form of the Red-green Carpet.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 42 (30%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2021.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: September - November, hibernates then March - May
Foodplant:   Sallows, Birches, Alder, Lime etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
27/10/20211VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
24/10/20213VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
19/10/20212VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
17/10/20211VC36 - HerefordshireSO35
13/10/20211VC36 - HerefordshireSO34

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