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

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1727 / 70.054

Morley's Final Catalogue: Among our most ubiquitous moths, from Stanstead Wood (Mly) to Gorleston (D).

Recent Suffolk Status: Very common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Easily disturbed from vegetation by day, seen at dusk as well as at light.

Identification: Garden carpet is smaller and normally a dirty white colour with blackish patches rather than a band, although extreme examples can have a full cross band but this doesn't normally have any brown colouration.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 55 (95%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1939.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/06/2024125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
16/06/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
06/06/2024125TM37 - Halesworth
03/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
02/06/2024125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation. May-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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