Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © John Edmund Chainey,  Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire (02/06/21)

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Lampropteryx suffumata
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Devon Carpet
Lampropteryx otregiata

(Metcalfe, 1917) 1751 / 70.104

General comments:
Extremely local resident.

Repeat records from Scales Park, near Nuthampstead in 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022 strongly indicate a breeding presence here, but there are no other reports from any area of either county. The moth is typically found to the west of an imaginary line drawn between the Isle of Wight and Carlisle.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (2%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2018.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/08/2023120TL43 - Meesden / Barley
12/06/2023220TL43 - Meesden / Barley
14/05/2023120TL43 - Meesden / Barley
15/06/2022120TL43 - Meesden / Barley
18/05/2022520TL43 - Meesden / Barley
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Foodplant:   Common Marsh-bedstraw, likely Fen Bedstraw
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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