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1888 ~ Scorched Carpet ~ Ligdia adustata
UK Status

Resident. Local S,(C).

Montgomeryshire Status

Generally a fairly scarce and local species, but it can be locally quite common, as at Middletown. All records came from the south-east side of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 25-30mm.

Confusion species


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Broadleaf woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens.



Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa. Larva June-July and August-September. It can be seen at night hanging from a silk thread on the foodplant.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by JBK, 11th June 2006, Moel y Garth