Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Liz Goodyear,  Ware, Hertfordshire (18/06/15)

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Ruddy Carpet
Catarhoe rubidata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1735 / 70.057

General comments:
Widespread but rather local resident in Hertfordshire.

As with the Royal Mantle, the moth is restricted as a resident to chalky ground in the north of Hertfordshire, with most if not all reports way from this area referable to vagrants. However, the map shows that unlike the Royal Mantle it can thrive on the Chalky Boulder Clay of the north-east and does not seem to be restricted to actual Chalk geology.

Recorded in 14 (34%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/07/2024120TL12 - Hitchin (S) / Whitwell
13/06/2022120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
08/06/2022120TL34 - Royston (S)
26/07/2021120TL34 - Royston (S)
26/06/2021120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
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Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: One generation. June-July.
Foodplant:   Ladys and Hedge Bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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