Water Carpet - Lampropteryx suffumata

Description

Wingspan 25 to 32 mm. Quite a handsome brown marked species. A number of variations or aberrations occur.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

It can be found in woodland, grassy areas, chalk downland and scrubland.

When to see it

A spring flying species, the adults of this moth are on the wing in April and May.

Life History

The larvae feed on Bedstraw.

UK Status

It is fairly well distributed and reasonably common over 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
70.103 BF1750

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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