Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Large Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata

(Clerck, 1759) 1726 / 70.055
Photo © Terry Box, 1 Jul 2017,  SE5081 Kilburn, VC62

Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species is slowly increasing its northwards range, at first moving up the coast and now also inland. First found in Yorkshire at light in 1978 at Hornsea Mere by R. Hawley.

Beaumont, 2002: VC62. Grosmont, 14.8.1996 (WN); Millington Wood, 8.8.2000 (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD. VC64. Bishop Wood, 23.7.1997; Drax, 27.7 & 2.8.1997 (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): This species is now widespread across the county though much less common in the west. It has spread north into VC66. We receive between 100 and 200 records now per year.

Recorded in 123 (62%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1929.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 14-16mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/08/2022162SE88 - Pickering (E)
14/08/2022165SE18 - Middleham
12/08/2022162NZ52 - River Tees Mouth
11/08/2022162NZ71 - Staithes
11/08/2022162NZ61 - Guisborough
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