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Beech-green Carpet
Colostygia olivata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1774 / 70.099
Photo © Peter Hall,  Rosemarkie, East Ross vc-106. August 30th 2022

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Chloroclysta miata
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Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

A rare and local resident.

A species of woodland and moorland, usually on limestone.

Overwinters as a larva while adults fly from dusk and come to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 14 (10%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
29/08/2019136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
19/08/2019136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
20/07/2019136SO34 - Moccas & Eardisley
15/08/2017136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
15/07/2017136SO32 - Compton Park
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