Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Barnhamcross common. June 2017.

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Oblique Carpet
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Oblique Striped
Phibalapteryx virgata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1718 / 70.039

Morley's Final Catalogue: Local, now in the north only, on sandy heaths and sea-denes; extinct along the Orwell valley; and but one found at Hemley, in 1903 (Waller). On the Devil's ditch and Newmarket Heath by Rev. L. Jenyns (Stephens 1831, 258). Newmarket Heath (Brown); Thetford (Williams); Icklingham (Wrt); Barnham (Norgate); common on Barnham heath (Sparke). Covehithe (Curtis about 1825); Benacre and Kessingland (Crf, probably extinct). Still annually on both the Yarmouth north and south denes (Ellis), but none found south of the border.

Recent Suffolk Status: Mainly found locally on the Breck heaths now. Recent coastal records are thought to be migrants/ wanderers as it is extinct as a resident species in the east of the county.

Life history: Double-brooded.

Identification: Oblique carpet has a long dark streak running down from the tip of the forewing. Many-lined has unevenly thickened cross bands.

Habitat: Acid grassland, heathland, grassy rides in foresty plantations.

Recorded in 15 (26%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1825.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/05/2024126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
15/08/2023226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
11/08/2023126TL77 - Mildenhall
11/08/2023326TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
09/08/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Aug.
Foodplant:   Lady's Bedstraw
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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