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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 11-14mm.

Foodplant: Unknown.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded190519871905
Year last recorded201120112011
Number of records618431322
Number of individuals841451772
Unique positions1447302
Unique locations1276266
Adult records583421250
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 1322 records from 266 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.


1722 Flame Carpet 03
© Julian Francis
1722 Flame Carpet 02
© Paul Harris
1722 Flame Carpet 01
© Tom Morris

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Davey, P., 2009: A generally distributed species in Britain, the larval foodplant is unknown. In Dorset, the moth has been recorded in thirty-three sites, but only a maximum of two or three records in any single year for any single locality. The exception is a damp deciduous woodland site at Merley close to the River Stour near Wimborne where approximately forty percent of all Dorset records have occurred in just two years of trapping.

Hill, L., 2013: New account to follow...

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