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Balsam Carpet
Xanthorhoe biriviata (Borkhausen, 1794)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1721 / 70.050
Photo © Brian Jones,  21/03/2011 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 18 (26%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/2019+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
27/07/2019+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
26/07/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/07/2019+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
23/07/2019+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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