Common Marbled Carpet - Dysstroma truncata

Alternative names
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)

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

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