Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Water Carpet
Lampropteryx suffumata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1750 / 70.103
Photo © Charles Fletcher, 21 May 2001,  SE323733 Hutton Conyers, VC65

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Appears to have become more frequent around 1978 and is now quite widespread in all five vice-counties. It may often be seen at dusk but is relatively infrequent at MV light, although most records are from this source.

2012 (CHF): Numbers increased in 2012 after a reduction in the previous few years. Two examples of the beautiful black and white form (ab. porrittii) were netted in the south of VC63 in 2011.

Recorded in 137 (69%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1847.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
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
10/06/2023262SE89 - Hole of Horcum
06/06/2023162NZ50 - Stokesley
06/06/2023165SE19 - Leyburn / Catterick Garrison
04/06/2023161TA26 - Flamborough Head (South)
04/06/2023262SE68 - Helmsley
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