Red Twin-spot Carpet

Xanthorhoe spadiceariaPhotoForewing length: 12-13 mm 

Like many moths the colours on the Red Twin-spot Carpet are very variable, but many individuals have a reddish tinge to the dark central band. An incomplete band on the outer wing ends in two prominent black dots - which give this species and several other relatives the Twin-spot Carpet name. Often found at rest and easily disturbed by day. 

Flight Period
Two generations, mid-April – June and late July – Aug. 

Larval Food plants
Bedstraws, also Ground Ivy & Wild Carrot. 

Generally distributed throughout including gardens. 

Resident, widespread and frequent.