Broken-barred Carpet - Electrophaes corylata


Wingspan 22-30 mm. Easily recognised by the characteristic central band which is pinched at the mid-point.

Identification difficulty

Woodland, scrubland and other bushy places.

When to see it

The single generation is on the wing in May and June when it is attracted to light.

Life History

The larvae feed on the foliage of a range of trees and bushes.

UK Status

Fairly common species which occurs throughout most of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map