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Red Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe spadicearia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1724 / 70.051
Photo © Susie Turner,  06.05.2013 TG10

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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
02/05/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
11/09/2020128TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
11/09/2020128TM09 - Attleborough
09/09/2020128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
08/09/2020128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
Further info: Xanthorhoe spadicearia
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