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Beech-green Carpet
Colostygia olivata ([Denis & Schifferm?ller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1774 / 70.099
Photo © Damian Money,  Skelton Castle, VC62

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Chloroclysta miata
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Chloroclysta siterata
Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

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.

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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