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Silver-ground Carpet
Xanthorhoe montanata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1727 / 70.054
Photo © Dave Emley

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common species across the region.

Found in a wide variety of habitats.

Commonly disturbed from vegetation during the day, often numerous at dusk and comes readily to light. Overwinters as a larva.

Recorded in 129 (92%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/2019136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
05/08/2019137SO93 - Bredon hilll
02/08/2019140SO69 - Much Wenlock
19/07/2019136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
18/07/2019139SK01 - Cannock Chase/Rugeley
Further info: Xanthorhoe montanata
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