Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Flame Carpet
Xanthorhoe designata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1722 / 70.053

General comments:
Widespread but rather local resident.

This moth has an affinity with damp woodland, damp hedgerow ditches, scrub-invaded field ponds and similar habitats and so the apparent absence from the north-east of Hertfordshire was predictable. Captive larvae can be fed on various cruciferous plants, but the natural foodplant is apparently unknown in Britain.

Recorded in 30 (73%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/09/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
07/09/2023120SP90 - Berkhamsted
03/09/2023120SP90 - Berkhamsted
27/08/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
24/08/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
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Forewing: 11-14mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Unknown
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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