Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Dave Grundy,  attracted to moth traps, Dove Dale, Staffordshire, VC39, 05/07/2010

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Barred Carpet
Martania taeniata

(Stephens, 1831) 1801 / 70.139

A rare species found only in Dovedale and Manifold Valley in north-east Staffordshire.

A species of damp woodland and sheltered areas on calcareous soils.

Overwinters as a larva while adults fly from dusk and come sparingly to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (1%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1908.
Last Recorded in 2011.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-12mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Dandelion, Common Chickweed and Knotgrass
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/08/20111VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
01/08/20112VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
01/08/20111VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
11/07/20111VC39 - StaffordshireSK15
11/07/20111VC39 - StaffordshireSK15

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