Red Carpet Xanthorhoe decoloraria
Wingspan c.32 mm.
A locally common species in northern Britain, occurring from Shropshire and Staffordshire northwards, into Scotland, where a local subspecies hethlandica occurs on the Shetland Isles.
Adult moths are on the wing from mid-June to August, and are attracted to light.
The favoured habitat is rocky moorland, where the larvae feed on lady's mantle Alchemilla spp., possibly also on other low plants.