Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Red Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe spadicearia
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Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe ferrugata

(Clerck, 1759) 70.052

Local in the region. Formerly more widespread but apparently declining. Care is needed in recording this species and a specimen, good photograph or genitalia examination may be required to distinguish this species from some forms of Red Twin-spot Carpet.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 63 (81%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants including bedstraws
Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining Species (BAP R)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
15/07/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP40
12/07/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP40
07/08/20201VC23 - OxfordshireSP32
25/07/20201VC23 - OxfordshireSP32
24/07/20181VC22 - BerkshireSU67

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