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

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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