Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Raymond A Watson,  Hollesley 22 July 22

Immature stages

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Garden Carpet
Xanthorhoe fluctuata
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Twin-spot Carpet
Mesotype didymata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1809 / 70.131
=Perizoma didymata

Morley's Final Catalogue: Extremely abundant at dusk in lanes everywhere, excepting near the coast, e.g. about Gorleston.

Recent Suffolk Status: Less common than in Morley's time. Now much more local and not seen in numbers.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Garden carpet has much darker markings.

Habitat: Woodland and hedgerows.

Recorded in 37 (64%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/2023126TL98 - Knettishall
07/08/2022126TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
22/07/2022+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
16/07/2022126TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
16/06/2022+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Forewing: 11-15mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   many plants
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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