Ruddy Carpet - Catarhoe rubidata


    Wingspan 26 to 31 mm. The colourful combinations of pinks and browns make this an easy species to identify.

    Identification difficulty

    It occupies open woodland, scrubland, downland and sea-cliffs.

    When to see it

    Flies mainly in June and July.

    Life History

    The larvae feed mainly on bedstraws.

    UK Status

    An uncommon species, found locally in the southern parts of England and Wales. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as Nationally Scarce B.

    VC55 Status

    It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

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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