Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Grey Mountain Carpet
Entephria caesiata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1744 / 70.072
Photo © Terry Box, 29 Aug 2015,  SE207647Brimham Rocks, VC64

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Found widely on moorland in vice-counties 62 to 65 and occasionally also in lower areas. Usually plentiful where it occurs and is often seen in the daytime as well as coming readily to light. There is no VC61 record.

2012 (CHF): Still fairly widespread in the west of VC64 and 65 but has become scarce in VC62. There is still no VC61 record. This is one of the upland species which may be suffering because of recent climatic change.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 62 (31%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Heather and Bilberry
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/2022164SD96 - Malham / Threshfield
14/07/2022165NY90 - Tan Hill
29/06/2022162NZ51 - Middlesbrough
25/09/2021164SD77 - Ingleborough
31/08/2021165NZ01 - Barnard Castle
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