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Beech-green Carpet
Colostygia olivata ([Denis & Schifferm?ller], 1775)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1774 / 70.099
Photo © David Wilton,  Grangelands, Bucks Aug 2023

Similar Upper Thames Species
Autumn Green Carpet
Chloroclysta miata
Red-green Carpet
Chloroclysta siterata
Foodplant:   Bedstraws
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Very local in the region, in the Chilterns. Old records from elsewhere. In southern England generally, occurs in woodlands on calcareous soils, but absent from many areas.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 16 (21%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/2019124SP80 - Wendover, Princes Risborough
24/08/2019124SP80 - Wendover, Princes Risborough
29/07/2014 to 30/07/2014+24SU89 - High Wycombe
29/07/2014124SU89 - High Wycombe
29/07/2014124SU89 - High Wycombe
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