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Mesoleuca albicillata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Beautiful Carpet
70.0680 (B&F: 1748)


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

A resident species in serious decline in the west and occurring singly in a wide range of habitats but sometimes sparingly or fairly commonly at mv light. Only thinly distributed and especially scarce along the coast. Single-brooded, flying mainly from early June to early August. Larvae feed on bramble, raspberry and wild strawberry. (Pratt, 2011)

Mesoleuca albicillata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Friston Forest, 1 vii 2008
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Mesoleuca albicillata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Leechpool & Owlbeech Woods, 25 vii 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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