Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Blue-bordered Carpet
Plemyria rubiginata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1766 / 70.084

Davey, P., 2009: A species with a general distribution in Britain, the larva feeding on blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), alder (Alnus glutinosa), birch (Betula spp.), plum (Prunus domestica) and apple (Malus domestica). In Dorset, the moth is local and at low density, most frequently found in blackthorn scrub, and in town gardens and orchards where fruit trees grow. Roughly two thirds of all Dorset records are from West Bexington amongst the blackthorn thickets at the site. Singletons from river... Read More

Recorded in 36 (90%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15m
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Alder and Blackthorn
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
11/08/201919SY98 Wareham
10/08/201919SY98 Wareham
27/07/201919SZ07 Swanage
25/07/2019+9SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
25/07/201919SY79 Puddletown

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