Geometridae : Ennominae
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Ringed Carpet
Cleora cinctaria

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1939 / 70.263

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in Britain, the larva feeding on birch (Betula spp.), bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), bog myrtle (Myrica gale), and heather (Erica spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common very locally in situations where bog myrtle occurs, chiefly in alder-swamps, bogs and marshes on sandy soil across the Poole basin. The moth may occasionally be found at rest on the trunks of isolated heathland birches or pines. Much of the moth's wetland habitat falls within existing conservation... Read More

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Recorded in 11 (28%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1931.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
< Bordered Grey | Satin Beauty >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/05/201919SY98 Wareham
01/05/201929SY89 Bere Regis
01/05/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
30/04/201919SY98 Wareham
29/04/201919SY98 Wareham

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