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Xanthorhoe fluctuata (Linnaeus, 1758)

     Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata (Linnaeus, 1758)
     Xanthorhoe fluctuata thules (Prout, 1914)

Garden Carpet
70.0490 (B&F: 1728)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Larentiinae
        »Tribe: Xanthorhoini

A resident that occurs sparingly or fairly commonly in every habitat, but in a few spots it is markedly more numerous. It is almost always common in gardens along parts of the coast, as at Brighton and Aldwick Bay, and Inland at Crowborough. Probably generally distributed, but high numbers are local. Usually double-brooded, flying most numerously from late May to mid July and again from mid August to early October, although the moth is regularly seen from early May onwards. An occasional and partial third emergence takes place during October. Adults have been seen in every week from late March to late October. Larvae feed on Wallflower, Horseradish, Cabbage, and other Cruciferous plants. (Pratt, 2011)

Xanthorhoe fluctuata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crowborough, 12 vi 2015
Photo: Charles Waters
Xanthorhoe fluctuata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Brighton, 20 vi 2015
Photo: Jeremy Patterson
Xanthorhoe fluctuata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 02 v 2012
Photo: Bob Foreman
Xanthorhoe fluctuata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Warnham LNR, 30 iv 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley
Xanthorhoe fluctuata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Battle, 16 vi 2013
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Xanthorhoe fluctuata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Brede High Woods , 26 vii 2013
Photo: Keith Alexander

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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