Geometridae : Larentiinae
  Prev | Next  
Photo © David Hunt,  Harpenden, Hertfordshire (23/06/24)

Upload a Photo
Similar Herts & Middlesex Species: None
Blue-bordered Carpet
Plemyria rubiginata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1766 / 70.084

General comments:
Widespread resident.

Some people moan that they never see this moth, but the adults frequently sit on the outside of moth traps, rather than entering them, and so have either flown away or been eaten by birds when the trap operator arrives to examine the catch. It is always best to bring the trap in at first light - even if it is covered over and not examined until a few hours later.

Recorded in 35 (85%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

< Cypress Carpet | Barred Yellow >

List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/2024121TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
07/08/2023120TL23 - Letchworth / Baldock
07/07/2023120TL00 - Hemel Hempstead
02/07/2023120TL31 - Hertford
30/06/2023120TL22 - Stevenage
Show Details | 1990 to 2023 | 2000 to 2023 | Graph Key
Express Record Blue-bordered Carpet
We need your records!
Do you have records of Blue-bordered Carpet?
Put your own dot on the map!

Copyright © Lepidoptera UK 2024

VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
Click Map for Details
Forewing: 12-15m.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Alder and Blackthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Weeks]
© 2024 NOLA®; Database using MapMate® Digital Maps © Bartholomew 2010. Design © Jim Wheeler 2024
This site requires necessary cookies to function correctly. We'd also like to set Google analytics cookies that help us make improvements by measuring how you use the site. These will be set only if you accept all cookies. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this will affect how the website functions. Cookies Policy