70.053 Xanthorhoe designata (Flame Carpet) 1722
fw: 11-14mm; bivoltine (Apr)May-Jun, Jul-Aug; uncertain; common throughout GB
ID: Characterised by grey ground colour and pink-red central cross-band of forewing which shows two projections of its distal margin. Variable in depth of pink-red colouration and in extent of black bordering of central cross-band. Grey forms of X.decoloraria (Red Carpet) are similar but show a short diagonal apical streak and usually only one less prominent projection of the distal margin of the central cross-band.
Page published 04/03/2013 (§1-4) | §5 added 24/03/2014 (female genitalia)