Geometridae: Larentiinae

1808 (ABH70.138) Sandy Carpet Perizoma flavofasciata, (Thunberg, 1792)

KR08464

Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, June 2011
Great Staughton, June 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 26th May 2017. MV trap. male.
Hemingford Grey, 26th May 2017. MV trap. male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This species has pale sandy-brown markings.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 11-14mm.
Foodplant(s): Red Campion (Silene dioica), White Campion (Silene latifolia), Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, commons, chalky ground, fens, hedgerows and grassland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 54 (20%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 May to 01 September



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Grey, brown, purple
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2