Green Carpet - Colostygia pectinataria

Description

Wingspan 22-27 mm. The bright green colour of this moth when freshly emerged soon fades to a yellowish-brown.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

It inhabits a range of habitats, including heaths, mosses and woodland.

When to see it

The single generation flies from May to July.

Life History

Like many of its congeners, the main foodplant is Bedstraw.

UK Status

Generally common 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
70.100 BF1776

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map