Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Geometridae   Checklist Number: 70.071

Entephria flavicinctata   Hübner, 1813

Yellow-ringed Carpet

A very localised species of rocky places and gorges, with a stronghold in central and north-west Scotland. Until 2022 when it was recorded on Lewis, there were only two records from South Uist (2009 and 2016). Larval foodplants include English stonecrop (Sedum anglicum) and various saxifrages (Saxifraga)