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Xanthorhoe ferrugata (Clerck, 1759)

Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
70.0520 (B&F: 1725)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Geometroidea
  »Family: Geometridae
   »Subfamily: Larentiinae
    »Tribe: Xanthorhoini


Xanthorhoe unidentaria (Haworth, 1809)

Status and ecology:

A resident that normally occurs singly or sparingly but it is sometimes fairly common at mv light in gardens, bushy places, and on vegetated shingle beaches. Probably generally distributed, but extremelly local and distinctly episodic in any numbers. Usually double-brooded, flying chiefly from early May to early June and again from mid July to late August, sometimes to early September. Adults have also been seen every week from the second week of April to early September. A partial third emergence may occasionally take place from mid September to mid October, as recorded on September 19th 1995 at Rye Harbour and October 10th 1966 at nearby Houghton Green. Larvae feed on Bedstraw and Ground Ivy. (Pratt, 2011)

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Walton Park East Sussex, 04 viii 2007 Photo: Keith Alexander

Xanthorhoe ferrugata (Clerck, 1759)


Distribution map for Xanthorhoe ferrugata

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