Sandy Carpet - Perizoma flavofasciata

Description

Easily distinguished from its allies by the pale sandy-brown markings on a whitish ground colour.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Inhabits woodland, commons, chalky ground and other dry areas.

When to see it

It flies from dusk onwards in June and July.

Life History

The larvae feed on the seed-pods of various campions (Silene spp.).

UK Status

This species is fairly common and widely distributed throughout England, Wales and southern Scotland, as well as parts of Ireland. 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
70.138 BF1808

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