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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 13-15mm.

Foodplant: Heath Bedstraw, Hedge Bedstraw, Lady's Bedstraw. .

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1883188318831880
Year last recorded2013192620131980
Number of records105514
Number of individuals60971
Unique positions105204
Unique locations105194
Adult records104462
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 70 records from 38 sites. First recorded in 1880.


70.099 Beech-green Carpet 04
© Damian Money
70.099 Beech-green Carpet 03
© Damian Money
70.099 Beech-green Carpet 02
© Jim Morgan
70.099 Beech-green Carpet 01
© Jim Morgan

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Typically a species of upland limestone areas, but recently also reported from two lowland sites (records from Bilton and Baldersby, below). Very local in the County.

2012 (CHF): Remains very local in upland areas and rarely reported. One at Colt Park in 2011 was the first in the county since 2004. This species is prone to misidentification and the green colour fades quickly to brown.

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