Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Ruddy Carpet
Catarhoe rubidata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1735 / 70.057

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in southern Britain, the larva feeding on hedge bedstraw (Galium mollugo) and lady's bedstraw (Galium verum). In Dorset, the moth is very local and at low density, and confined to open woodland, scrub, and old hedgerows on chalky soils inland, and bushy places between Durlston and Charmouth, including Portland. Recommendations for unimproved grassland SSSIs on chalky soil include: maintaining areas of scrub and hedgerow that both contain hedge bedstraw and... Read More

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Recorded in 20 (50%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1901.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Ladys and Hedge Bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/201919SY79 Puddletown
23/06/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
09/07/201819SY49 Bridport
05/06/201819SY39 Lyme Regis
03/07/2017+9SY39 Lyme Regis

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