Main: (Geometridae / Larentiinae)
70.053 [B&F: 1722] Flame Carpet (Xanthorhoe designata) (Hufnagel, 1767)

 

Notes: Common in damp woodland and hedgerows throughout the British Isles. Widespread and common in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 25-28 mm. The only likely confusion species is Red Carpet X. decoloraria, which has a sinuous outer edge to the central cross-band, in Flame Carpet the outer edge of the central cross-band is dentate, with two distinct projections. Larva feeds on certain Cruciferae, over-wintering as a pupa.

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