Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 12-15m.

Foodplant: Alder and Blackthorn.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19601883188318831880
Year last recorded20142014201320142014
Number of records911587024529
Number of individuals581184928934
Unique positions3460499111
Unique locations3462529110
Adult records831435623928
Immature records01000

For the county, we have a total of 593 records from 249 sites. First recorded in 1880.


70.084 Blue-bordered Carpet 05
© Nick Lawman
70.084 Blue-bordered Carpet 04
© Damian Money
70.084 Blue-bordered Carpet 03
© Paul Holmes, 4 Jul 2009
70.084 Blue-bordered Carpet 02
© Ian Marshall, 4 July 2011
70.084 Blue-bordered Carpet 01
© Ian Andrews

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A rather local moth which is generally associated with alder.

2012 (CHF): Still local in the county but fairly widespread. Some evidence of a recent decline with only three records in 2011.

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