Sign In >>

Species search:

Quick finder:

CURRENT MOON

Partners

Butterfly Conservation - Sussex Branch Butterfly Conservation Sussex Biodiversity Records Centre Sussex Wildlife Trust

Geometridae

1721 Balsam Carpet, Xanthorhoe biriviata (Borkhausen, 1794)

Status and ecology:

A suspected immigrant and resident that occurs singly in a wide range of habitats. Widespread in the north, less so in the south. Increasing. Double-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of May to the end of the month and again from early July to early August. Larvae have never been discovered in Sussex, although adults have been tentativeky associated with Indian Balsam. In other counties caterpillars feed on the water-loving but alien Orange Balsam, a plant not significantly introduced to Sussex much before the Second World War. Larvae have also been found on Small Balsam in adjacent Surrey. (Pratt, 2011)

Sign In or Register to edit status information.

Add photo?

Eastbourne, 17 vii 2015 Photo: Peter Coyston

Xanthorhoe biriviata (Borkhausen, 1794)

PreviousNext

Distribution map for Xanthorhoe biriviata

(Distribution at 1km scale)

 |   | All records

Historic records: pre 1980 |  1980 - 1989 |  1990 - 1999 |  2000 - 2009 |  2010 on |  All

Phenology chart for Xanthorhoe biriviata

Phenology: Adult records only

Forms or subspecies:  |   | All records

Historic records: pre 1980 |  1980 - 1989 |  1990 - 1999 |  2000 - 2009 |  2010 on |  All

Compare species data

A maximum of five species may be selected. The data for each species can be then viewed on the same page. Tick the box below to select this species.

- Select this species for comparison.

Species to compare:
None selected.

Copyright The Sussex Moth Group © 2017

Privacy and Copyright Statement

Home | Latest News | Events | Species Data | Sign In | Upload Images | Contact Us | Links

valid HTML5