70.054 .... B&F 1727
Silver-ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Status .....Often very common along woodland rides, hedgerows etc, where it can be seen flying from dusk onwards. Despite some good populations at many Nottinghamshire sites, this moth is not attracted to MV light in the numbers that may be expected.
Photographed near Warsop Wood May 2011   Photographed near Church Hill May 2003
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Silver-ground Carpet
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Richard Rogers. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Hursthouse. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Martin Harvey. Sean Tobin. Graham Beeley. Pauline Bradford. Tim Sexton. Mark Dennis (Colwick Park Bird Reports 1993-2001). Wil Heeney. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Martin Gray. Meg Skinner. NBGRC. Steven Chick. Phil Cadman.

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Updated January 2019

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