Red Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia: Distribution map

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70.051 BF1724
Red Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe spadicearia

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Wingspan 24-27 mm.

Found fairly commonly throughout most of Britain, this species has two generations in the south; May to June and again in July and August. In more northern parts, there is only one brood, in June and July.

It is rather similar to the Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet, and some specimens are very difficult to tell apart.

The larvae feed on low-growing plants such as knotgrass (Polygonum) and bedstraw (Galium).
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