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Green Carpet
Colostygia pectinataria

(Knoch, 1781) 1776 / 70.100

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, the larva feeding on lady's bedstraw (Galium verum), and hedge bedstraw (Galium mollugo). In Dorset, the moth has a similar distribution to the Common Carpet, and it too is locally abundant on unimproved grassland where bedstraw grows in quantity, and in localities where cleavers (Galium aparine) festoons hedges and ditches. Elsewhere it is common, but on sandy soil it is at low density. The peak of the first brood is, on average, twice as large as... Read More

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: May - July, August - September
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
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
04/10/201919SY98 Wareham
03/10/201929SY98 Wareham
30/09/201919SY79 Puddletown
28/09/201919SY98 Wareham
22/09/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas

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