Broken-barred Carpet - Electrophaes corylata

Description

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

Identification difficulty
Habitat

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)

Reference
70.086 BF1773

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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