Geometridae: Larentiinae

1760 (ABH70.095) Red-green Carpet Chloroclysta siterata, (Hufnagel, 1767)

KR08341

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey, 5th Oct. 2007. MV trap. Male.
Hemingford Grey, 5th Oct. 2007. MV trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 11th Oct. 2015. MV trap. Male.
Hemingford Grey, 11th Oct. 2015. MV trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 22nd Oct. 2015. MV trap. Male.
Hemingford Grey, 22nd Oct. 2015. MV trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, Jan 2006 (female)
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, Jan 2006 (female)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an adult.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 14-17mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, September-November and March-May (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Mainly woodland habitats.

Regional Information

Recorded in 47 (17.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2016

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 March to 15 December

Similar Species
Kilmartin, Argyll
Kilmartin, Argyll
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Autumn Green Carpet Chloroclysta miata


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Yellow, green, red, purple
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2