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Silver-ground Carpet
Xanthorhoe montanata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1727 / 70.054

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, the larva feeding on bedstraw (Galium spp.) and other herbaceous low-growing plants. In Dorset, the moth is common very locally in weedy ditches, deciduous coverts, hedgerows and rough bushy places. It is rare on open downland and along the coast, and absent from open heathland and pine woods. The national norm is for a single brood between late May and mid-July. In Dorset, however, the first brood is on the wing between early May, exceptionally... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
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
28/06/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
23/06/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
22/06/201919SY49 Bridport
22/06/201919SY79 Puddletown
15/06/201919SY78 Broadmayne

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