Flame Carpet - Xanthorhoe designata
Wingspan 25-28 mm. The only likely confusion is with the Red Carpet which has a sinuous outer edge to the central cross-band; in Flame Carpet the outer edge of the central cross-band is dentate with two distinct projections.
Hedgerows, gardens and woodland.
There are two generations of this moth during the year. One in May and June and a second in August.
It feeds on various Cruciferous plants such as Rape and Cabbage.
It is fairly common throughout most of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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