Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Twin-spot Carpet
Mesotype didymata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1809 / 70.131
=Perizoma didymata

Davey, P., 2009: A generally distributed species in Britain, the larva feeding on bilberry (Vaccinum myrtillus), sallow (Salix spp.), heather (Erica spp.), willowherb (Epilobum spp.), dock (Rumex spp.) and other plants. In Dorset, the moth is local and the principal habitat yielding regular sightings is deciduous woodland on chalky or neutral soil: Powerstock Common, Lyscombe Hill, Fifehead Wood, Yellowham Wood, Melcombe Park, Chase Wood, Kings Wood, Boys Wood. Colonies of the moth were... Read More

Recorded in 18 (45%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-15mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   many plants
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
06/08/201819SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
03/08/2018+9SZ07 Swanage
12/06/201719SY97 Purbeck coast
28/07/201619ST70 Hazelbury Bryan
28/07/201619ST70 Hazelbury Bryan

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