Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Autumn Green Carpet
Chloroclysta miata
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Red-green Carpet
Chloroclysta siterata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1760 / 70.095

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.), birch (Betula spp.) and rowan (Sorbus aucuparia). In Dorset, the moth is common in deciduous woodland containing mature birch and oak. It is also frequent on the coast where evergreen oak (Quercus ilex) is the likely host foodplant, for example at Durlston, Branksome Chine and Highcliffe. Male moths perish before year-end, but females hibernate and then slowly re-appear, mainly during the late spring. The... Read More

Recorded in 36 (90%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: September - December, hibernate then March - May
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
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
27/11/201999SY58 Abbotsbury
26/11/201929SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
26/11/201929SY78 Broadmayne
24/11/201919SY58 Abbotsbury
23/11/201919SY39 Lyme Regis

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