Geometridae : Larentiinae
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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

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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
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Forewing: 12-15m.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Alder and Blackthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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