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Sandy Carpet
Perizoma flavofasciata (Thunberg, 1792)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1808 / 70.138
Photo © Peter Hall,  Bringsty Common

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 11-14mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Red Campion
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common resident across the region.

A species of open woodland, rides, hedgerows and, less commonly, suburban gardens and roadsides.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults sometimes seen during the day but fly at dusk, often round their foodplant before coming to light.

Recorded in 102 (73%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
22/07/2022137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
21/07/2022137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
20/07/2022137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
19/07/2022137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
17/07/2022139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
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