70.004 .... B&F 1699
Least Carpet Idaea rusticata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Status .....Recently recorded as new to Nottinghamshire in July 2017, when attracted to MV light at Phil Lee's Misterton garden in the north of the county. Formerly restricted to south-eastern counties of the UK, Least Carpet has spread inland and northwards in recent years, so it was perhaps surprising that it took so long to be recorded in Nottinghamshire. There have been further records since, with most (if not all) coming from urban locations.
Photographed at Market Warsop July 2022
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Least Carpet
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Phil Lee. Martin Gray. Steven Chick. Ian Ellis. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020). Andy Adcock. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2021). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2022).

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Updated September 2023
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