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Devon Carpet
Lampropteryx otregiata (Metcalfe, 1917)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1751 / 70.104
Photo © Oliver Wadsworth

Similar West Midlands Species
Water Carpet
Lampropteryx suffumata
Small Phoenix
Ecliptopera silaceata
Forewing: 12-14mm
Flight: May - June, August - September
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

An uncommon but increasing resident.

A species of damp woodlands.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults fly at dusk and later come to light.

Note Similar but smaller than the Water Carpet. The indentations on the central band are not as acute.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 43 (31%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/2022140SJ43 - Welshampton/Whixall Moss
16/05/2022840SO39 - Stiperstones/Norbury
16/05/2022340SO39 - Stiperstones/Norbury
11/09/2021137SO97 - Dodford/Lickey
24/08/2021139SJ94 - Consall/Parkhall
Further info: Lampropteryx otregiata
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