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

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Ecliptopera silaceata
Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB 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 96 (69%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/2020136SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
25/06/2020137SP06 - Redditch
21/06/2020139SJ85 - Biddulph/Kidsgrove
16/06/2020139SJ95 - Rudyard/Tittesworth
14/06/2020139SK04 - Alton/Oakamoor
Further info: Electrophaes corylata
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