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1731 Chalk Carpet, Scotopteryx bipunctaria (Prout, 1937)

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National Status: Nb

A resident that generally occurs singly or sparingly, although it is sometimes fairly common to common when walked up during the day and at mv light in its foremost colonies in chalk-pits and near other exposed chalk. Settlemeants are almost exclusively thinly distributed on the downs and vegetated shingle beaches between Eastbourne and Rackham. Extremely local and irregular in numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of July to early September, sometimes from early July. Larvae feed on many species of Clovers and Trefoils. (Pratt, 2011)

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Eastbourne, 13 vii 2017 Photo: Dennis Chanter

Scotopteryx bipunctaria (Prout, 1937)

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Distribution map for Scotopteryx bipunctaria

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