Geometridae: Ennominae

07530 Scorched Carpet Ligdia adustata, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF1888 (ABH70.208)

near Samokov, 27th July, 2017.
near Samokov, 27th July, 2017.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
near Samokov, 27th July, 2017.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies

General Information

The dark patch patch at the top of the forewing and the dark outer cross-band, contrasting with creamy white identify this moth. When newly emerged, there is a coating of blue/grey scales.


Pupates in leaf litter or loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 12-14mm.
Foodplant(s): Spindle (Euonymus europaeus)
Flying: Two generations, late April-June and late July-early September
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Broadleaved woodland, scrub and hedgerow.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Larva Type:
Green, brown, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs: