Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Balsam Carpet
Xanthorhoe biriviata

(Borkhausen, 1794) 70.050

Local in the region and centred mainly in river valleys in south Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, but possibly spreading northwards. Inhabits damp woodland.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 19 (24%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1955.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Orange and Small Balsam
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
12/07/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU56
11/07/20223VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
11/07/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP71
07/07/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU56
07/07/2022+VC22 - BerkshireSU77

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