Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Xanthorhoe spadicearia [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Red Twin-spot Carpet

Family: Geometridae
Checklist Number: 70.051

A local distribution in northern Scotland and rarely recorded in the Outer Hebrides. Uses a wide range of habitats including moorland and sand dunes

Larval food plants include bedstraws (Galium species), wild carrot (Daucus carota and knotgrass (Polygonum)

Xanthorhoe spadicearia
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