Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Beech-green Carpet
Colostygia olivata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1774 / 70.099
Photo © Damian Money,  Skelton Castle VC62 3rd August 2021

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Yorkshire Status: Rare and very local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Typically a species of upland limestone areas, but recently also reported from two lowland sites (records from Bilton and Baldersby, below). Very local in the County.

2012 (CHF): Remains very local in upland areas and rarely reported. One at Colt Park in 2011 was the first in the county since 2004. This species is prone to misidentification and the green colour fades quickly to brown.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 28 (14%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/09/2023162NZ61 - Guisborough
20/08/2023162NZ90 - Robin Hoods Bay
17/08/2023162NZ61 - Guisborough
16/08/2023162NZ61 - Guisborough
22/07/2023164SD96 - Malham / Threshfield
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