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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nb

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 13-15mm.

Foodplant: Ladys and Hedge Bedstraws

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded199918831883
Year last recorded199918831883
Number of records111
Number of individuals000
Unique positions111
Unique locations111
Adult records111
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 1883.


70.057 Ruddy Carpet 02
© Andy Nunn
70.057 Ruddy Carpet 01
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not recorded since Porritt's list (1883-86) when it had been found at Doncaster (VC63) and Bramham (VC64).

Beaumont, 2002:
VC62. Dalby Forest, 24.7.1999 (ASE). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (CHF, 2011): A fairly recent and very unexpected record from Dalby Forest, 1999. Do we have a relict population still in the county?

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