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Water Carpet
Lampropteryx suffumata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1750 / 70.103

Davey, P., 2009: A generally distributed species in Britain, the larva feeding on lady's bedstraw (Galium verum), hedge bedstraw (Galium mollugo) and heath bedstraw (Galium saxatile). In Dorset, the moth occurs at low density in scattered colonies across three rather different habitat types. The first of these, and where the moth is most frequently encountered, is unimproved dry chalk grassland where lady's bedstraw and hedge bedstraw are frequent, both on the coast and inland. The second... Read More

Recorded in 32 (80%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1885.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
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
08/05/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
01/05/201919SY89 Bere Regis
25/04/201919ST50 Halstock
25/04/201919SY88 Wool / Lulworth
22/04/201919SY39 Lyme Regis

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