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Blue-bordered Carpet
Plemyria rubiginata ([Denis & Schifferm?ller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1766 / 70.084
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Westcott 2021

Similar Upper Thames Species: None
Foodplant:   Alder and Blackthorn
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Widespread and fairly frequent across the region. The concentration of records northeast of Oxford extending into Buckinghamshire is due to the discovery of eggs on Blackthorn twigs during Brown Hairstreak butterfly egg surveys.

Recorded in 61 (78%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
13/11/2022224SP51 - Bletchington, Otmoor, Murcott
16/10/2022224SP61 - Bernwood, Rushbeds, Bullingdon
16/10/2022224SP61 - Bernwood, Rushbeds, Bullingdon
16/10/2022224SP62 - Hillesden/Calvert/Launton
13/07/2022124SP73 - Buckingham (E), College Wood
Further info: Plemyria rubiginata
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