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Silver-ground Carpet
Xanthorhoe montanata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1727 / 70.054
Photo © Peter Hall,  Brockhampton Estate

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common species across the region.

Found in a wide variety of habitats.

Commonly disturbed from vegetation during the day, often numerous at dusk and comes readily to light. Overwinters as a larva.

Recorded in 132 (94%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
05/09/2022140SO48 - Craven Arms
11/08/2022137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
23/07/2022139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
22/07/2022136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
17/07/2022137SP06 - Redditch
Further info: Xanthorhoe montanata
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