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Mesotype didymata (Linnaeus, 1758)

     Mesotype didymata didymata (Linnaeus, 1758)
     Mesotype didymata hethlandica (Rebel, 1910)

Twin-spot Carpet
70.1310 (B&F: 1809)
Previously:Perizoma didymata (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

A resident species found throughout the county although declining in central Sussex. Generally occurring singly or sparingly at mv light. Single-brooded flying mainly from late June to the third week of August. Larval food plant not reported in Sussex but willowherb, bilberry and various grasses and other low growing plants listed elsewhere (Pratt, 2011)

Perizoma didymata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wakehurst Place, 27 vi 2018
Photo: Bob Foreman
Perizoma didymata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Knelle Wood, 03 vii 2012
Photo: Mike Smethurst

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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