Common Marbled Carpet - Dysstroma truncata

    Alt Name
    Marbled Carpet, Chloroclysta truncata

    Wingspan 24-30 mm. A common and remarkably variable species.

    Identification difficulty

    This species has a wide range of habitats.

    When to see it

    There are two broods, flying in May and June, and again from August to October, sometimes later.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on a wide range of low-growing plants.

    UK Status

    Common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

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

    70.097 BF1764

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map