Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Ruddy Carpet
Catarhoe rubidata
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Barberry Carpet
Pareulype berberata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1785 / 70.124

S41 - Priority Species in UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Fully protected under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981).

Morley's Final Catalogue: Among our most local species, and persisting admirably. Rare at Beccles (Crf); Brandon (Tr. Norf. Nat. Soc. 1899, 540); and elsewhere found only at Bury St Edmunds, where Skepper discovered it in the sixties and Wratislaw knew it (Suff. Inst. iv, 1870, 220), Waller netted several in June 1898, Sparke took larvae not uncommonly in 1902 and our Members, De Worms and Doughty, found many specimens in May 1934-35 (Ent. lxviii, 81).

Recent Suffolk Status: Extinct. Last Suffolk record was in 2006. The main colony site at Bury St Edmunds was badly burnt by fire when the larvae would have been present. Attempts at re-establishment in the county have all failed.

Life history: Double-brooded. Larvae were said to be easy to find in the past at one of the Suffolk locations.

Identification: Streamer is more greyish in colour and Ruddy carpet is more reddish pink.

Habitat: Hedgerows and scrub areas.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1860.
Last Recorded in 2006.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2004126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
27/07/2004226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
23/07/2003126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
1996+26TL86 - Bury St Edmunds
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Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: Two generations May-June. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Barberry
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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