Geometridae : Larentiinae
ABH BF

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Similar Norfolk Species
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
 
Red Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe spadicearia

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 70.051/1724
Norfolk status
Very similar, but much more common than Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet. (see next species for info)
Tends to be more 'red' than next species.

Red Twin-spot Carpet also has a dark banded form, leading to confusion with Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet. Determination by dissection of the genitalia may be required.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/2016128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
22/08/2016128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
18/08/2016128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
17/08/2016228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
14/08/2016+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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Forewing: 12-13mm.
Season: Two Generations. Apr-Jun. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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