Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Immature stages

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Balsam Carpet
Xanthorhoe biriviata
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Large Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata

(Clerck, 1759) 1726 / 70.055

Morley's Final Catalogue: It has been found in Suffolk (Stephens 1831, 216). Quite common locally here, near the end of its north-east range; especially in hedges north of Ipswich. Very local round Sudbury (Harwood); Copdock (Hkg); Ipswich (Pyett); Barham and Henley (Sparke); Orwell Wood in 1901, Felixstow and Orford in 1902 (Gibbs); in plenty on tree-trunks at Brandeston (G); Monks Soham rare in late April 1933 and at Mildehall (Mly); common near Burgh Castle (Harwood); Fritton in 1935 (D). Extends to Brandon (Entom. xiv, 230; xv, 19).

Recent Suffolk Status: Locally common.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Both Balsam carpet and Dark barred twin-spot carpet are smaller and without the central dot in the dark band.

Habitat: Woodlands, hedgerows, damp grasslands.

Recorded in 50 (86%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1902.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2023125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
15/08/2023125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
11/08/2023126TL77 - Mildenhall
07/08/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
01/08/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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