Main: (Geometridae / Ennominae)
70.266 [B&F: 1942] Dotted Carpet (Alcis jubata) (Thunberg, 1788)

 

Notes: Local in ancient woodland and scrub throughout much of western Britain. In Hampshire believed extinct. The species used to be taken regularly in the New Forest and occasionally in the Chandlers Ford area, and in Woolmer Forest, but the last known record is of two at Aldridgehill Inclosure in July 1958. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 28-33 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Beard Lichen and various lichens.

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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 2
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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 1
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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

As above but the larger the symbol, the greater the number of records
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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
1-km square SU21031101951Not recorded
1-km square SU23141101951Not recorded
1-km square SU26031101951Not recorded
1-km square SU28111101951Not recorded
1-km square SU79341201951Not recorded
Aldridgehill Inclosure11226/07/1958Adult
Brockenhurst11012/07/1931Adult
Brockenhurst11007/1892Adult
Burley1101940Adult
Chandler's Ford1101900Adult
Fritham1101940Adult
Holmsley11011/07/1924Adult
Lyndhurst11024/07/1933Larval
Lyndhurst1101900Larval
Minstead1101958Adult
New Milton1101926Adult
Pondhead Inclosure11025/07/1947Adult
Set Thorns1101920Not recorded
Whitehill1231951Adult
Woolmer Forest1201900Adult
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