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Xanthorhoe montanata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Subspecies:
     Xanthorhoe montanata montanata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
     Xanthorhoe montanata shetlandica (Weir, 1880)

Silver-ground Carpet
70.0540 (B&F: 1727)


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

A resident that generally occurs sparingly in a wide range of habitats, but it is sometimes fairly common to common along damp lanes and in woodland clearings. Very local and irregular in high numbers. Well distributed, but prehaps in decline. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid May to late June, occasionally from mid April or to early August. Adults have also been recorded on August 22nd 1950 at Hastings and on August 31st 2005 at Warnham, these prehaps being representative of a partial second brood. The ultimate stage has been seen in almost every week from mid April to late August. Larvae feed on Primrose, Bedstraw, Dock, and (stinging) Nettle. (Pratt, 2011)

Xanthorhoe montanata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Battle, 29 v 2018
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Xanthorhoe montanata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Cradle Valley, 09 vi 2012
Photo: Bob Eade
Xanthorhoe montanata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Nymans Garden, 18 v 2009
Photo: Peter Whitcomb
Xanthorhoe montanata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Park Corner Heath, 7 vi 2010
Photo: Nicki Kent

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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