Geometridae: Ennominae

1959 (ABH70.281) Sloe Carpet Aleucis distinctata, (Herrich-Schäffer, [1839])



General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 13-14mm
Foodplant(s): Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
Flying: One generation, March-April
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B



Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in March 1950

Recorded date range (Adult): 22 March to 21 April

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Early Moth Theria primaria

Nationally Scarce B