Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Chalk Carpet
Scotopteryx bipunctaria

(Prout, 1937) 1731 / 70.043

Bedfordshire status
Uncommon resident

Verification Grade Comment: Acceptable flight time in county: 1 July to 20 August - a photo will be required if reported outside these dates

Recorded in 6 (27%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1904.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/2023530SP92 - Leighton Buzzard, Totternhoe
28/06/2023230SP92 - Leighton Buzzard, Totternhoe
22/07/20222030SP92 - Leighton Buzzard, Totternhoe
20/07/2021130SP92 - Leighton Buzzard, Totternhoe
27/07/20182030SP92 - Leighton Buzzard, Totternhoe
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Bird's-foot-trefoil
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Priority Species
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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