1730 Spanish Carpet (Scotopteryx peribolata)

Single-brooded, overwinters as a larva. Occasional migrant to the UK

Recorded size of fully grown larvae - 20 to 24mm

Usual larval stage September to May

Adult forewing - around 13 to 15mm. Flies Late August to September

Larval foodplants : Broom (Cytisus spp.) and Gorse (Ulex europaeus)

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