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70.072 [B&F: 1744] Grey Mountain Carpet (Entephria caesiata) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Common on rocky mountain-sides and high moorland, in northern England and Scotland, a species of conservation concern under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Unlikely to be recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 32-41 mm. Similar to Yellow-ringed Carpet E. flavicinctata, which has median and subterminal bands covered with yellow scales. Larva feeds on Heather and Bilberry.

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