Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Beautiful Carpet
Mesoleuca albicillata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1748 / 70.068

General comments:
Extremely local resident; declining.

Based on the number of records received,the Beautiful Carpet began a decline in the 1980s and has continued that downwards trend ever since. It persists at a very few suitable woodland sites, but always in apparently low number and it has clearly vanished from many sites where it could previously be found. It is a Species of Conservation Concern in both our counties.

Recorded in 18 (44%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1888.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/06/2024121TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
23/07/2023121TQ18 - Harrow / Wembley / Ealing
09/06/2020120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
09/07/2019120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
23/06/2019120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation May-Aug.
Foodplant:   Bramble, Dewberry, Raspberry and Hazel
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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