Geometridae : Ennominae
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Dotted Carpet
Alcis jubata

(Thunberg, 1788) 1942 / 70.266

Davey, P., 2009: A local species confined to western Britain, the larva feeding on beard lichen (Usnea barbata). In Dorset, the moth has been recorded once from oak woodland habitat: Cranborne Chase, 30 July 1938 (H Andrewes). No more was heard of the species until one was trapped twenty years later: Melbury Park, at MV light on 19 August 1995 (Dr P Sterling). The site lies some one hundred and fifty metres above mean sea level; this elevated position and associated high humidities provide... Read More

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Recorded in 3 (8%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1995.
Last Recorded in 2013.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 28 - 33mm
Flight: July / August
Foodplant:   Various lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/201319SU11 Alderholt
19/07/200619SY58 Abbotsbury
19/08/199519ST50 Halstock

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