Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Xanthorhoe ferrugata Clerck, 1759
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet

Family: Geometridae
Checklist Number: 70.052

Frequently found in a wide range of habitats during July and August. Quite variable in colour with the main cross-band ranging from blue-grey to dull red. The red forms can easily be confused with Red Twin-spot Carpet Xanthoroe spadicearia

The larvae favour Heath Bedstraw Galium saxitile and other low-growing plants

Xanthorhoe ferrugata
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