Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Pretty Chalk Carpet
Melanthia procellata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1784 / 70.128
Photo © Dave Williamson,  Brockadale, VC63

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Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.

Beaumont, 2002: VC64. Stapleton, larvae in August 1998 & 1999, moths reared (NG). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): There have been several more records in 2010 and 2011 from Brockadale which is in the same area. The larvae feed on Clematis vitalba (Traveller's Joy) which should be targeted in nearby areas.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1998.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

< Fern  |  Dentated Pug >
Forewing: 16-18mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Traveller's-joy
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining Species (BAP R)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/07/2022163SE51 - Askern
18/07/2022163SE51 - Askern
18/07/2022163SE51 - Askern
06/07/2022563SE51 - Askern
22/06/2022163SE51 - Askern
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