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1724 ~ Red Twin-spot Carpet ~ Xanthorhoe spadicearia
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common found throughout, but in more recent times seems to favour the northern half of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 24-27mm.

Confusion species

Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Most habitats.


Herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva July and September. Pupates in a cocoon in the debris.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 20th May 2012, Middletown