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Silver-ground Carpet
Xanthorhoe montanata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1727 / 70.054
Photo © Mike Gasson,  05/06/2015 - Stibbard

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Garden Carpet
Xanthorhoe fluctuata
Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation. May-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Quite variable, all forms have the distinctive whitish ground colour.
Central band varies considerably.

Recorded in 65 (88%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
27/06/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
23/06/2024127TG42Eccles
23/06/2024127TG13Hempstead
21/06/2024128TF92Great Ryburgh
21/06/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
21/06/2024128TL79Cranwich
21/06/2024127TG13Hempstead
18/06/2024127TG14Sheringham Park
17/06/2024128TF92Great Ryburgh
15/06/2024127TG14Felbrigg / Runton
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