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Red Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe spadicearia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1724 / 70.051
Photo © Dave Jones,  09/06/2013 - Stoke Holy Cross

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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 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/07/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
27/07/2021127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
26/07/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
26/07/2021127TG20 - Norwich
26/07/2021+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
Further info: Xanthorhoe spadicearia
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