Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Sandy Carpet
Perizoma flavofasciata

(Thunberg, 1792) 1808 / 70.138

Morley's Final Catalogue: Much less frequent than the last, but distributed everywhere from Wherstead to both Wordwell (Mly) and Gorleston (Mr).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Adults can be seen at dusk flying round the foodplant, females laying eggs. Larvae can be found by looking for frass exuding from seedheads.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodland rides, grassland, scrub areas, hedgerows and gardens

Recorded in 52 (90%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2023225TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
18/07/2023325TM59 - Lowestoft
10/07/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
08/07/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
07/07/2023+25TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
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Forewing: 11-14mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Red Campion
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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