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70.208 [B&F: 1888] Scorched Carpet (Ligdia adustata) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

 

Notes: Local in broad-leaved woodland, scrub, hedgerows and gardens throughout much of southern England, especially where there are calcareous soils. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widely distributed, mainly on the chalk but also in the New Forest, and in gardens. Wingspan 25-30 mm. Unmistakable. Larva feeds on Spindle, and on Evergreen Spindle in gardens, over-wintering as a pupa.

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