Geometridae: Larentiinae

1786 (ABH70.073) White-banded Carpet Spargania luctuata, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR08417

Bulgaria, June 2005
Bulgaria, June 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bulgaria, June 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards

General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

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

Forewing length: 14-15mm.
Foodplant(s): Rosebay Willowherb (Chamerion angustifolium)
Flying: Two generations, mid May-June and mid July-late August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce A

Habitat

Woodland rides and clearings.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.

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Nationally Scarce A

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