Main: (Geometridae / Ennominae)
70.266 [B&F: 1942] Dotted Carpet (Alcis jubata) (Thunberg, 1788)


Local in ancient woodland and scrub throughout much of western Britain. In Hampshire believed extinct. The species used to be taken regularly in the New Forest and occasionally in the Chandlers Ford area, and in Woolmer Forest, but the last known record is of two at Aldridgehill Inclosure in July 1958. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 28-33 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Beard Lichen and various lichens.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

VC11 South Hampshire
Chandlers Ford (SU42)1900-Jackson, RAAdult
Lyndhurst (SU30)1900-RobertsonLarval
Set Thorns Inclosure, New Forest (SZ29)1920-Torlesse, AD-
New Milton (SZ29)1926-JonesAdult
Brockenhurst (SU20)12-Jul-1931-de Worms, CGMAdult
Lyndhurst (SU30)24-Jul-1933-de Worms, CGMLarval
Burley (SU20)1940-Mackworth-Praed, CWAdult
Fritham (SU21)1940-Ffennell, DWHAdult
Pondhead Inclosure (SU30)25-Jul-1947-de Worms, CGMAdult
Minstead (SU21)1958-Siggs, LWAdult
Aldridgehill Inclosure (SU20)26-Jul-1958twoGAdult
Holmsley (SU20)8959-Brown, SCSAdult
Brockenhurst (SU20)07/1892-AdyeAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Woolmer Forest (SU73)1900-Fassnidge, WAdult
Whitehill (SU73)1951threeWright, DAdult

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