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 is perhaps surprising that it has taken so long to be recorded in Nottinghamshire. Our thanks go to Phil for informing us of the record and for providing us with the accompanying photographs. There have been further records, from Broadholme in July 2018 and Misterton again in 2019.
Photographed by Phil Lee at Misterton, July 2019   Photographed by Phil Lee at Misterton, July 2017
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.

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Updated January 2021

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