Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata: Distribution map

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70.053 BF1722
Flame Carpet Xanthorhoe designata

(Hufnagel, 1767)


Wingspan 25-28 mm.

There are two generations of this moth during the year. One in May and June, and a second in August.

It is fairly common throughout most of Britain, occupying hedgerows, gardens and woodland.

It feeds on various Cruciferous plants, such as rape and cabbage (Brassica spp.).
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