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

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1761 / 70.096

Davey, P., 2009: A species occurring widely in northern and western Britain, but local and decreasing in the south and east, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp.) and birch (Betula spp.). This species has a similar life-cycle to the Red-green Carpet1760 in the adult stage, with females on the wing during the spring months only. In Dorset, old records exist from damp habitat on chalky and clay soils: Norden, female at rest inside porch on 15 January 1902, and Corfe Castle, at ivy blossom on... Read More

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Recorded in 5 (13%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1891.
Last Recorded in 2006.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: September - November, hibernates then March - May
Foodplant:   Sallows, Birches, Alder, Lime etc
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
13/04/200619ST71 Sturminster Newton
11/11/196519ST81 Shillingstone
06/09/195919ST81 Shillingstone
27/08/195919ST81 Shillingstone
20/10/195619ST81 Shillingstone

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