Red-green Carpet - Chloroclysta siterata

    Description

    Wingspan 30-36 mm. The adult has a subtle combination of reddish and green colours which seem to change in the light.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Occupying mainly woodland habitats.

    When to see it

    An autumn species, occurring in September and October. The adult moth hibernates flying again in early spring.

    Life History

    The larval foodplants are various deciduous trees, especially Oak and Rowan.

    UK Status

    It is locally distributed over much of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

    Reference
    70.095 BF1760

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map