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Sandy Carpet
Perizoma flavofasciata

(Thunberg, 1792) 1808 / 70.138

Davey, P., 2009: A frequent species over much of Britain, but local in northern Scotland, the larva feeding in the seed capsules of red campion (Silene dioica), white campion (Silene latifolia), and bladder campion (Silene vulgaris). In Dorset, the moth is at low density but widespread. It rises to frequent on chalky soil where arable and grassy verges support white campion, and in the west of the county on hedgebanks and in woods where red campion thrives.

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-14mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Red Campion
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
03/08/2019+9SY98 Wareham
23/07/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
21/07/2019+9SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
20/07/201919ST61 Sherborne
18/07/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury

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