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

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

Recorded in 16 (23%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/09/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
16/08/2014+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
12/08/2014227TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
13/07/2014+27TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
11/07/20141227TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
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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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