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Ruddy Carpet
Catarhoe rubidata

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

A rare resident in the south of the region. Absent from Staffordshire.

Found in calcareous scrub and woodland.

Overwinters as a pupa, flies from dusk and comes sparingly to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 28 (20%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Ladys and Hedge Bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
09/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
12/07/20211VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
10/07/20211VC40 - ShropshireSO78
09/07/20211VC40 - ShropshireSO78
09/07/20211VC40 - ShropshireSO78

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