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

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map