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Common Marbled Carpet
Dysstroma truncata
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Dark Marbled Carpet
Dysstroma citrata

(Linnaeus, 1761) 1762 / 70.098
=Chloroclysta citrata

A common and widespread species.

Found in a wide range of habitats.

Overwinters as an egg, adults come readily to light.

Note Care needed to separate from Common Marbled Carpet, especially dark or melanic examples.

Recorded in 96 (69%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-19mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Many woody plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO66
06/09/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO69
30/08/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ33
29/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
23/08/20192VC40 - ShropshireSO38

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