Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Devon Carpet
Lampropteryx otregiata

(Metcalfe, 1917) 1751 / 70.104

Davey, P., 2009: A local species confined to south-west Britain, the larva feeding on fen bedstraw (Galium uliginosum) and common marsh bedstraw (Galium palustre). In Dorset the moth is rare but increasing and is now found in several widely scattered sites. Historically, it was only known to from the region close to the Devon border. Its preferred habitat is the dampest parts of woodland where its host foodplant grows commonly, for example it is frequent at Powerstock Common, and has been... Read More

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Recorded in 16 (40%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1995.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-14mm
Flight: May - June, August - September
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
20/05/201819SY99 Lytchett Matravers
30/07/201619SY89 Bere Regis
09/05/201619SY88 Wool / Lulworth
30/05/2014+9SY99 Lytchett Matravers
18/08/200919SY58 Abbotsbury

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