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Ruddy Carpet
Catarhoe rubidata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1735 / 70.057
Photo © Oliver Wadsworth

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Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Ladys and Hedge Bedstraws
Nat 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 27 (19%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
27/06/2020137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
25/06/2020136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
25/06/2020137SO86 - Droitwich Spa
24/06/2020137SO76 - Sapey Common & Great Witley
25/07/2019136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
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