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Red Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe spadicearia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1724 / 70.051
Photo © Matthew Casey,  30/04/2020 - hethersett

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Similar Norfolk Species
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
Forewing: 12-13mm.
Flight: Two Generations. Apr-Jun. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Very similar, but much more common than Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet. (see next species for info)
Tends to be more 'red' than next species.

Red Twin-spot Carpet also has a dark banded form, leading to confusion with Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet. Determination by dissection of the genitalia may be required.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/05/2020228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
25/05/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/05/2020128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
23/05/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
22/05/2020127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
Further info: Xanthorhoe spadicearia
 
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