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)
Tends to be more 'red' than next species.

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 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
10/09/2023128TF92Stibbard
08/09/2023127TG20Norwich (Lakenham)
27/08/2023128TF92North Elmham
25/08/2023127TG42Eccles
25/08/2023127TG02Hindolveston
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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
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