Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Silver-ground Carpet
Xanthorhoe montanata
Galium Carpet
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Garden Carpet
Xanthorhoe fluctuata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1728 / 70.049

Morley's Final Catalogue: A pest in gardens. Emerges before the end of April (Platten).

Recent Suffolk Status: Very common.

Life history: Double or triple brooded. Can often be found at rest on walls and fences by day as well as at light.

Identification: Silver-ground carpet is bigger and whiter. Galium carpet has an indented costa.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 56 (97%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/05/2024125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
29/05/2024225TM14 - Ipswich
29/05/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
29/05/2024126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
29/05/2024125TM04 - Hadleigh
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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: Two or three Generations Apr-Oct.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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