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Scorched Carpet
Ligdia adustata

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 1888 / 70.208

Davey, P., 2009: A frequent species in southern England, becoming very local in northern England, the larva feeding on spindle (Euonymus europaeus). In Dorset the moth occurs sparingly wherever its foodplant grows. This tends to be at the edges of woodland, in hedgerows and amongst scrub mostly on chalky soils. The flight time covers five months. This is suspected of comprising a single brood in June, plus a double brood; the first generation on the wing between late April and late May and the... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-14mm
Flight: April - June and July - September
Foodplant:   Spindle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/08/201919SY98 Wareham
27/08/201919ST61 Sherborne
25/08/201919SY79 Puddletown
24/08/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
22/08/201919ST61 Sherborne

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