Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
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Red Twin-spot Carpet
Xanthorhoe spadicearia

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1724 / 70.051

Norfolk status
Very similar, but much more common than Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet. (see next species for info)

Can be separated by the underside of the forewing, Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet being uniform grey with little contrast. Red Twin-spot Carpet shows a contrasting pattern with deep ginger colouration towards the apex of the underside.

Red Twin-spot Carpet also has a dark banded form, leading to confusion with Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet. Determination by dissection of the genitalia may be required.

Recorded in 66 (89%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
08/06/2024127TG51Scratby
29/05/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
28/05/2024128TF63Snettisham
22/05/2024127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
22/05/2024127TG24Cromer
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 12-13mm.
Flight: Two Generations. Apr-Jun. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]

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