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70.053 ~ 1722 ~ Flame Carpet ~ Xanthorhoe designata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common and widespread species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 25-28mm.

Confusion species

Red Carpet.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Most habitats.


Little is known about its foodplant in the wild, although in captivity it is known to eat wallflower and plants of the cabbage family.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa. Larva early June-mid July and late August-September.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 20th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin