70.049 .... B&F 1728
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Common in urban or suburban areas, perhaps more so in our experience than at more rural locations. Appears to be scarce in the south-east of Nottinghamshire, based on the records we have access to. Frequently found on walls and fences in the Mansfield and Worksop areas. Regular on the walls of Worksop Priory.
Photographed at Lound Wood May 2003
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Garden Carpet
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Phill Lee. David Hursthouse. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Graham Beeley. Wil Heeney. Mark Dennis (Colwick Park Bird Reports 1993-2001). Phil Cadman. Ian Hunt. Dave Morton. David Yates. Meg Skinner. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Graham Birkett. NBGRC. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Steven Chick. Martin Gray. Melanie Newman and Mike Hyatt. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Tom Shields. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Ian Ellis. Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock. David Shaw. Brian Wetton. Agne Kiemel. J.T. Radford.

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Updated January 2024

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