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Broken-barred Carpet
Electrophaes corylata (Thunberg, 1792)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1773 / 70.086
Photo © Peter Hall,  Bringsty Common

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Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common resident across the region.

A species of broadleaved woodland and hedgerows.

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

Note The broken central bar, from which it gets its name, is not always clearly broken.

Recorded in 92 (66%) 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
11/07/2019137SO72 - Poolhill
05/07/2019136SO53 - SE Hereford & Haugh Wood
29/06/2019139SK02 - Blithfield/Chartley Moss
28/06/2019136SO34 - Moccas & Eardisley
27/06/2019136SO34 - Moccas & Eardisley
Further info: Electrophaes corylata
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