Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Water Carpet
Lampropteryx suffumata
Small Phoenix
Ecliptopera silaceata
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Broken-barred Carpet
Electrophaes corylata

(Thunberg, 1792) 1773 / 70.086

Morley's Final Catalogue: Broadly distributed but by no means frequent. Bentley Woods, on sugar on 1 October 1898; Ipswich occasionally; Monks Soham, on Lime trunk 25 May 1909; Beccles; &c.

Recent Suffolk Status: Mainly found in woodlands across the county. Becoming rarer in recent years.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Water carpet is larger and has a less irregular cross band. Small phoenix has a smoother edged cross band.

Habitat: Woodlands.

Recorded in 40 (69%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1898.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/06/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
15/06/2023126TL86 - Bury St Edmunds
11/06/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
02/06/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
21/05/2023125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
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Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
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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