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Balsam Carpet
Xanthorhoe biriviata (Borkhausen, 1794)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1721 / 70.050
Photo © Brian Jones,  1/5/2012 Alder Carr, Aldeby

Similar Norfolk Species
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
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Locally uncommon.
Broads. Areas where foodplant occurs.

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

Recorded in 22 (32%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/06/2021127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
28/05/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
11/05/2021227TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
09/05/2021227TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
17/08/2020+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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