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1723 ~ Red Carpet ~ Xanthorhoe decoloraria decoloraria
UK Status

Resident. Common N,W.

Montgomeryshire Status

A scarce species recorded at scattered sites mainly in the western half of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 30-34mm.

Confusion species

Flame Carpet and Red Twin-spot Carpet.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Moorland and grassy hillsides.



Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva August-late May. Pupates in a cocoon in the debris.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by JM, July 2010, Lake Vyrnwy