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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Aug, (May-Sep).

Forewing: 12-15mm.

Foodplant: -

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19331883187918861880
Year last recorded19331998196820142014
Number of records116867817
Number of individuals129228619
Unique positions11677514
Unique locations11677216
Adult records11576668
Immature records00010

For the county, we have a total of 720 records from 112 sites. First recorded in 1879.


1753 Striped Twin-spot Carpet 03
© Damian Money
1753 Striped Twin-spot Carpet 02
© Damian Money
1753 Striped Twin-spot Carpet 01
© Charles Fletcher, 6 May 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from a greater number of moorland localities than previously but very few specimens have been recorded from lower ground. There are no recent VC61 or VC63 records.

2012 (CHF): This species is still doing fairly well in VC64 and 65 but there have been no records from the North York Moors since 1998. This is one of the upland species that is probably suffering from recent climatic change and is losing populations at the south-east corner of its range.

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