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70.073 [B&F: 1786] White-banded Carpet (Spargania luctuata) ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Nationally scarce (Na) in woodland rides and clearings in parts of south-eastern England. In the 1950s, became established in south-eastern Kent, also in Thetford Forest, Norfolk, and in one or two places in Sussex. Not recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 29-34 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Rosebay Willowherb and occasionally on other willowherb species, over-wintering as a pupa.

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