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Scorched Carpet
Ligdia adustata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1888 / 70.208

General comments:
Widespread, but rather local resident.

Adults appear in two peaks, as indicated in the chart, but these are separated in any given year so that the impression given by the chart that moths can be found all summer long is a false one. Most of the September records shown were made in 2006, suggesting a partial third generation in that year only. With several widely-spaced locations scattered all over the county, Middlesex seems less favourable to the moth than does Hertfordshire.

Recorded in 34 (83%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2023220TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
01/09/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
30/08/2023120TL31 - Hertford
26/08/2023120TL31 - Hertford
25/08/2023120TL31 - Hertford
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Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: Two generations April-June. July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Spindle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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