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Ruddy Carpet
Catarhoe rubidata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1735 / 70.057
Photo © Peter Hall,  Brockhampton Estate

Similar West Midlands Species

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

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)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
09/07/2022136SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
12/07/2021137SO77 - Wyre Forest
10/07/2021140SO78 - Upper Arley
09/07/2021140SO78 - Upper Arley
09/07/2021140SO78 - Upper Arley
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