Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Sep-Nov, (Mar-May, after hibernation).

Forewing: 15-17mm.

Foodplant: Sallows, Birches, Alder, Lime etc.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19641883188318831883
Year last recorded20132014201420142014
Number of records107429373184
Number of individuals8893621298135
Unique positions728498919
Unique locations829499019
Adult records97227971377
Immature records00100

For the county, we have a total of 1192 records from 195 sites. First recorded in 1883.


1761 Autumn Green Carpet 03
© Tony Moverley 4th June 2013
1761 Autumn Green Carpet 02
© Damian Money
1761 Autumn Green Carpet 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: An upland species which has lately become more widespread on lower ground.

2012 (CHF): Doing well in upland areas of the county with occasional scattered records on the lower ground. The females hibernate and emerge again in the spring.

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