Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Balsam Carpet
Xanthorhoe biriviata

(Borkhausen, 1794) 1721 / 70.050

Norfolk status
Locally uncommon.
Mainly found in the Broads in areas where the foodplant occurs.

Flies in late afternoon and evening sunshine, also at night, coming to light.

Recorded in 23 (31%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1961.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
27/07/2023127TG11Costessey
27/07/2023127TG30Blofield / Lingwood
27/07/2023127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
26/07/2023127TG11Costessey
23/07/2023127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
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Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: Two Generations. Apr-Jun. Jul-Sep.
Foodplant:   Orange and Small Balsam
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult

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