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Blue-bordered Carpet
Plemyria rubiginata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1766 / 70.084

An attractive and fairly common resident.

A species of stream sides where Alder grows, damp woodland, hedgerows and scrub. Occasionally found in gardens.

Overwinters as a larva. Adults fly at dusk and then later at night when they come to light.

Recorded in 83 (59%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15m
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Alder and Blackthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
10/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
07/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
04/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ70
29/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95

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