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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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Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
Common Carpet
Epirrhoe alternata
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
Status
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
Date#VC10kArea
29/07/2023+27TG30Surlingham
27/07/2023127TG11Costessey
27/07/2023127TG30Blofield / Lingwood
27/07/2023127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
26/07/2023127TG11Costessey
23/07/2023127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
23/07/2023127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
19/07/2023127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
18/07/2023127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
11/07/2023127TM49Aldeby (Stanley Carrs)
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