Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Silver-ground Carpet
Xanthorhoe montanata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1727 / 70.054
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Yorkshire Status: Abundant and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Probably the most common geometer by far in the County (though see X. fluctuata (Linnaeus) below) and very noticeable both during the day and in car headlamps at night. Recorded commonly in all five vice-counties.

2012 (CHF): This remains one of our most widespread and common moths with many records in the daytime and at light.

Recorded in 186 (93%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1879.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: May - July
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
10/08/2023161TA14 - Brandesburton
09/08/2023163SE31 -  Wakefield (S)
01/08/2023265SE19 - Leyburn / Catterick Garrison
01/08/2023262SE88 - Pickering (E)
25/07/2023465SE19 - Leyburn / Catterick Garrison
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