Geometridae: Ennominae

1888 (ABH70.208) Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR07530

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Hemingford Grey 05-05-2013
Hemingford Grey 05-05-2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 31st May 2014. Light trap.
Hemingford Grey, 31st May 2014. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey. 3rd May 2018. Light trap.
Hemingford Grey. 3rd May 2018. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

The dark patch patch at the top of the forewing and the dark outer cross-band, contrasting with creamy white identify this moth. When newly emerged, there is a coating of blue/grey scales.

 

Pupates in leaf litter or loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 12-14mm.
Foodplant(s): Spindle (Euonymus europaeus)
Flying: Two generations, late April-June and late July-early September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland, scrub and hedgerow.

Regional Information

Recorded in 78 (28.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 09 April to 04 September


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, brown, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2