Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Flame Carpet
Xanthorhoe designata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1722 / 70.053

Davey, P., 2009: A generally distributed species in Britain, the larval foodplant is unknown. In Dorset, the moth has been recorded in thirty-three sites, but only a maximum of two or three records in any single year for any single locality. The exception is a damp deciduous woodland site at Merley close to the River Stour near Wimborne where approximately forty percent of all Dorset records have occurred in just two years of trapping.

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1931.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-14mm
Flight: May - June, July - August
Foodplant:   Unknown in the wild
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
02/09/201929SY39 Lyme Regis
25/08/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
24/08/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
23/08/201919SY98 Wareham

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