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Scorched Carpet
Ligdia adustata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1888 / 70.208

A common species in the south where Spindle is more common.

A species of scrub, broadleaved woodland, hedgerows,especially on calcareous soils.

Overwinters as a larva while adults fly from dusk and come to light.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 70 (50%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-14mm
Flight: April - June and July - September
Foodplant:   Spindle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
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
22/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
18/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
15/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
14/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO57
14/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ22

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