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  Ruddy Carpet Catarhoe rubidata  

B&F: 1735

ABH: 70.057

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Local.

Localities: Yardley Chase, Woodnewton, Easton Hornstocks and Werrington.

Observations: Always an uncommon species in the county with few records the moth has been seen more frequently in recent years. It has been taken at light annually over the past three years at Woodnewton with twelve examples being seen between 29 June and 10 July in 2010. Also in 2010 a single moth was taken at light in Easton Hornstocks. The Yardley Chase moth was taken in 2006 and the Werrington record dates from 1979. Historically two moths were taken by Frank Adams, the last one being at Grafton Park Wood in 1974 and an earlier one which flew into a lighted window at Broughton in 1945 during a thunderstorm.

L.O.N.: 1885. Barnwell Wold. Three only. I have not seen them since.

First Record: 1841, Doubleday.