Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Red Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe spadicearia
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Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe ferrugata

(Clerck, 1759) 70.052/1725
Norfolk status
Believed to be over-recorded in Norfolk.
Very similar to Red Twin-spot Carpet, which has a dark-barred form.

The notch on the inner edge of the cross-band, close to the costa, has proven to be an unreliable method to identify this species.

Red Twin-spot Carpet also has a dark-barred form, leading to confusion.
However a red-barred form of Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet is apparently rare and should be treated as indistinguishable without dissection of the genitalia.

Using caution, only classic examples with solid black cross-bands should be assigned to this species without dissection of the genitalia.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/04/2019128TL59 - Welney
18/09/2018127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
17/09/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
16/09/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
15/09/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Forewing: 12-13mm.
Season: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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