Large Twin-spot Carpet - Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata


    Wingspan 29-32 mm. The outer edge of the dark central cross-band is slightly crenulate throughout its length in the Large Twin-spot.

    Identification difficulty

    Inhabiting woodland habitats and rough grassland in well wooded areas.

    When to see it

    A single-brooded species, the adult flies in June and July and is attracted to light.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on low-growing plants such as Bedstraw and overwinter in this stage.

    UK Status

    This moth is widely distributed but local in England (especially the south) and south Wales. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map