Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Flame Carpet
Xanthorhoe designata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1722 / 70.053
Photo © Charles Fletcher, 25 May 2001,  SE323733 Hutton Conyers, VC65

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Yorkshire Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are widely scattered records for all five vice-counties. It would appear to be local in Yorkshire but reasonably regular where it does occur.

Beaumont, 2002: This moth has become much more frequent, particularly in the south of the County, in recent years.

2012 (CHF): Now well distributed across the county. Several hundred records are received each year.

Recorded in 162 (81%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 11-14mm
Flight: May - June, July - August
Foodplant:   Unknown in the wild
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
16/09/2023165NZ01 - Barnard Castle
15/09/2023162SE65 - York (E)
13/09/2023164SE33 - Leeds
09/09/2023165SE08 - West Witton
09/09/2023164SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
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