Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Phoenix
Eulithis prunata
Devon Carpet
Lampropteryx otregiata
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Water Carpet
Lampropteryx suffumata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1750 / 70.103

Morley's Final Catalogue: Bentley Woods: locally common round Ipswich and at Monks Soham light in April (Mly). Aldeburgh, Leiston; Needham, Stowmarket, Bury. Wrentham (Gd); Beccles (Crf).

Recent Suffolk Status: Locally common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Can be seen flying at dusk as well as at light.

Identification: Phoenix flies much later in the year. Devon carpet is a much smaller moth and only known from one location in the county.

Habitat: Hedgerows, woodland rides, gardens.

Recorded in 40 (69%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/04/2024226TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
11/04/2024326TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
05/04/2024526TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
29/03/2024226TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
21/03/2024426TL93 - Bures/Nayland
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Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation April-May.
Foodplant:   lady's Bedstraw, other bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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