Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Dark Marbled Carpet
Dysstroma citrata
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Common Marbled Carpet
Dysstroma truncata

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1764 / 70.097
=Chloroclysta truncata

A common species found throughout our region.

Found in a wide variety of habitats.

Overwinters as a larva and adults come readily to light.

Note It is a very variable species with dark or melanic forms predominating, especially in urban areas when separation from Dark Marbled Carpet can be tricky.

Recorded in 121 (86%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-19mm
Flight: May - June, August - October
Foodplant:   Woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
13/11/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
10/11/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
31/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
31/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
31/10/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP18

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