Geometridae : Larentiinae

Photo © Jon Clifton,  Strumpshaw Fen, 26/08/08

Similar Norfolk Species
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
Common Carpet
Epirrhoe alternata
Balsam Carpet
Xanthorhoe biriviata

(Borkhausen, 1794) 70.050/1721
Norfolk status
Locally uncommon.
Broads. Areas where foodplant occurs.

Flies in late afternoon and evening sunshine, also at night, coming to light.

Recorded in 18 (26%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2015+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
20/08/2015127TM39 - Loddon/Ditchingham
06/08/20153527TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
02/08/2015127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
18/07/2015428TL88 - Thetford
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Forewing: 12-14mm.
Season: Two Generations. Apr-Jun. Jul-Sep.
Foodplant:   Orange and Small Balsam
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce
 Immature Adult
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