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Red Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe spadicearia

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1724 / 70.051
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Yorkshire Status: Common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local but often common in suitable habitats. It can be flushed from chalk grassland during the day and flies commonly in woodland rides at dusk (PQW pers. comm.). It also comes readily to light (AMR pers. comm.).

2012 (CHF): Widespread in good numbers but commonest in the centre and east of the county.

Recorded in 126 (63%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 12-13mm.
Flight: April - June, July - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants especially bedstraws
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/2022165SE37 - Ripon
23/08/2022162NZ90 - Robin Hoods Bay
23/08/2022161TA27 - Flamborough Head (North)
21/08/2022162SE89 - Hole of Horcum
19/08/2022161TA04 - Beverley (N)
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