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Silver-ground Carpet
Xanthorhoe montanata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1727 / 70.054
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Garden Carpet
Xanthorhoe fluctuata
Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation. May-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Quite variable, all forms have the distinctive whitish ground colour.
Central band varies considerably.

Recorded in 65 (94%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2021+28TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
18/07/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
08/07/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
03/07/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
02/07/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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