Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Geometridae   Checklist Number: 70.052

Xanthorhoe ferrugata   Clerck, 1759

Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet

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)