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Sandy Carpet
Perizoma flavofasciata

(Thunberg, 1792) 1808 / 70.138

A common resident across the region.

A species of open woodland, rides, hedgerows and, less commonly, suburban gardens and roadsides.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults sometimes seen during the day but fly at dusk, often round their foodplant before coming to light.

Recorded in 98 (70%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-14mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Red Campion
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
26/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
21/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
20/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
19/07/20194VC40 - ShropshireSJ60
18/07/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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