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Silver-ground Carpet
Xanthorhoe montanata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1727 / 70.054
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  31/05/2019 - Peddars Way

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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 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
10/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
01/07/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
25/06/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
25/06/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
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