Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Oblique Carpet
Orthonama vittata

(Borkhausen, 1794) 1719 / 70.046

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain, the larva feeding on common marsh-bedstraw (Galium palustre) and fen bedstraw (Galium uliginosum). In Dorset, the moth colonises three wetland habitat types where it tends to be at low density. Firstly: river valley habitat such as Milton-on Stour, Christchurch on the River Stour, Wool on the River Frome, Iwerne Minster on the River Iwerne, Trigon Ford on the River Piddle and Wareham Meadows. Secondly: inland mire or marsh habitat on sandy soil such... Read More

Recorded in 20 (50%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1927.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-14mm.
Flight: May - June, August - September
Foodplant:   Marsh Bedstraw, Heath Bedstraw
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/08/201939SY98 Wareham
22/08/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers
20/08/201939SY98 Wareham
20/08/201929SY98 Wareham
12/08/201919SY98 Wareham

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