Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Malcolm Hillier,  JNCC captive breeding program in 1990s

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Barberry Carpet
Pareulype berberata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1785 / 70.124

Davey, P., 2009: Resident colonies exist in Suffolk, Dorset and Wiltshire, plus a colony in Hampshire prior to 1972, and singletons in a few other counties historically, the larva feeding on barberry (Berberis vulgaris). The Barberry Carpet is protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981. It is illegal to collect or disturb it in any of its stages. Barberry is a rare and decreased native shrub, occurring singly in hedgerows, mainly on chalky soil. The plant harbours wheat rust, and, in... Read More

Recorded in 4 (10%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1823.
Last Recorded in 2017.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm.
Flight: Two generations May-June. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Barberry
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2/3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
12/09/201719ST80 Blandford
12/09/201729ST80 Blandford
12/09/201769ST80 Blandford
12/09/201719ST80 Blandford
12/09/201739ST80 Blandford

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