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National Status: Nb

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: -

Foodplant: -

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded199019921880
Year last recorded199020132014
Number of records134
Number of individuals11312
Unique positions134
Unique locations134
Adult records133
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 8 records from 8 sites. First recorded in 1880.


1770 Chestnut-coloured Carpet 02
© Terry Whitaker
1770 Chestnut-coloured Carpet 01
© Terry Whitaker

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC62. Levisham, 28.7.1990 (GBS) (Jackson, 1993c; Britton, 1994). NEW COUNTY RECORD.
VC64. Austwick, 7/8.7.1992 (PC) (Corkhill & Riley, 1993). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last recorded 1992. Another moth which may be moving north with climatic change but might still occur on juniper in upland areas. An old unconfirmed record from Upper Teesdale has surfaced with a date of "pre 1940" and it may well still occur in this area.

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