Main: (Geometridae / Larentiinae)
70.084 [B&F: 1766] Blue-bordered Carpet (Plemyria rubiginata) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

 

Notes: Common but nowhere numerous, in damp woodland, hedgerows, scrub, orchards and gardens throughout lowland England and Wales; fairly well distributed in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 22-28 mm. Combination of white ground colour and blue-grey terminal band is distinctive. Larva feeds on Alder and Blackthorn, with which it appears to be particularly associated In southern England, over-wintering as an egg.

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Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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