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Blue-bordered Carpet
Plemyria rubiginata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1766 / 70.084
Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  10/06/07

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 12-15m
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Alder and Blackthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

An attractive and fairly common resident.

A species of stream sides where Alder grows, damp woodland, hedgerows and scrub. Occasionally found in gardens.

Overwinters as a larva. Adults fly at dusk and then later at night when they come to light.

Recorded in 83 (59%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
12/08/2022139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
10/08/2022136SO33 - Peterchurch & Abbey Dore
07/08/2022139SJ95 - Rudyard/Tittesworth
04/08/2022140SJ70 - Telford/Shifnal
29/07/2022139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
Further info: Plemyria rubiginata
 
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