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Silver-ground Carpet
Xanthorhoe montanata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1727 / 70.054
Photo © Dave Appleton,  05/06/2015 - North Elmham

Similar Norfolk Species
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 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/09/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
17/08/2019128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
26/07/2019127TM18 - Diss
24/07/2019127TG24 - Cromer
18/07/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
Further info: Xanthorhoe montanata
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