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Balsam Carpet
Xanthorhoe biriviata (Borkhausen, 1794)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1721 / 70.050
Photo © Brian Jones,  05/04/2011 Aldeby VC27

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Common Carpet
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Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: Two Generations. Apr-Jun. Jul-Sep.
Foodplant:   Orange and Small Balsam
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Locally uncommon.
Mainly found in the Broads in areas where the foodplant occurs.

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

Recorded in 23 (31%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 10 Records
27/07/2023127TG30Blofield / Lingwood
27/07/2023127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
23/07/2023127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
23/07/2023127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
19/07/2023127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
18/07/2023127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
11/07/2023127TM49Aldeby (Stanley Carrs)
Further info: Xanthorhoe biriviata
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