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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 27 (19%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Ladys and Hedge Bedstraws
Nat 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 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
27/06/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
25/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
25/06/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
24/06/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO76
25/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55

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