Geometridae: Larentiinae

08465 Twin-spot Carpet Mesotype didymata (=Perizoma), (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1809 (ABH70.131)


General Information

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Male readily comes to light, sometimes in numbers. Female not.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 11-15mm.
Foodplant(s): Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), Heather (Calluna vulgaris), sallows (Salix spp.), Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea), Red Campion (Silene dioica), willowherbs (Epilobium spp.), Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvetris), plants and shrubs
Flying: One generation, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Moorland, woodland and hedgerows.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Dobarsko, S Rila Mtns. 07-07-2022. Light trap.
Dobarsko, S Rila Mtns. 07-07-2022. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata

Larva Type:
Green, white, yellow, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: