Red-green Carpet - Chloroclysta siterata
Wingspan 30-36 mm. The adult has a subtle combination of reddish and green colours which seem to change in the light.
Occupying mainly woodland habitats.
An autumn species, occurring in September and October. The adult moth hibernates flying again in early spring.
The larval foodplants are various deciduous trees, especially Oak and Rowan.
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.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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