Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Twin-spot Carpet
Mesotype didymata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1809 / 70.131
=Perizoma didymata

A fairly common resident but declining in Staffordshire.

A species of a wide range of habitats. Most abundant in moorland and light upland woodland but also in lowland woods and hedgerows.

Overwinters as an egg while adults can be quite common during the day and at dusk before coming to light.

Recorded in 92 (66%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-15mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   many plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
02/09/20223VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
13/08/202217VC40 - ShropshireSO39
13/08/202217VC40 - ShropshireSO39
12/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO28
10/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ61

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