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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 11-14mm.

Foodplant: Unknown.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19291883188318831880
Year last recorded20142014201420142015
Number of records6027939532501266
Number of individuals674106112574117379
Unique positions6212113120847
Unique locations6212213021345
Adult records5977809282414258
Immature records02010

For the county, we have a total of 5115 records from 572 sites. First recorded in 1880.


70.053 Flame Carpet 05
© Nancy Stedman
70.053 Flame Carpet 04
© Paul Millard
70.053 Flame Carpet 03
© Andy Nunn
70.053 Flame Carpet 02
© Paul Kipling, 30 July 2010
70.053 Flame Carpet 01
© Charles Fletcher, 25 May 2001

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are widely scattered records for all five vice-counties. It would appear to be local in Yorkshire but reasonably regular where it does occur.

Beaumont, 2002: This moth has become much more frequent, particularly in the south of the County, in recent years.

2012 (CHF): Now well distributed across the county. Several hundred records are received each year.

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