Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Sharp-angled Carpet
Euphyia unangulata

(Haworth, 1809) 1794 / 70.065

Davey, P., 2009: A local species restricted to southern England and Wales, the larval foodplant is unknown, although it accepts chickweed and stitchwort (Stellaria spp.) in captivity. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and at low density, and most often associated with old deciduous woods and woodland edges, mainly on chalky and sandy soils. Just under one hundred moths have been trapped at Arne Wood, and greater stitchwort (Stellaria holostea), a plant that is well established at the site, may... Read More

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1902.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Unknown
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
10/07/201929SY39 Lyme Regis
09/07/201929SY39 Lyme Regis
04/07/201919SU00 Wimborne
04/07/201919ST71 Sturminster Newton
27/06/201919ST61 Sherborne

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