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.
Inhabiting woodland habitats and rough grassland in well wooded areas.
A single-brooded species, the adult flies in June and July and is attracted to light.
The larvae feed on low-growing plants such as Bedstraw and overwinter in this stage.
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.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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