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1766 ~ Blue-bordered Carpet ~ Plemyria rubiginata rubiginata
UK Status

Resident. Local N.

Montgomeryshire Status

An uncommon species, but found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 22-28mm.

Confusion species


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Alder stands, damp woodland, scrub, orchards, occasionally gardens.


Mainly alder and blackthorn, also  on birch, hawthorn, plum and apple.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg on a fork of a twig on the foodplant. Larva late April-early June. Pupates in a frail cocoon on the foodplant.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 16th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin