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Barred Carpet
Martania taeniata

(Stephens, 1831) 1801 / 70.139

Davey, P., 2009: A local species restricted to western and northern Britain, the larva feeding on the capsules and contained spores of mosses growing in moorland and montane habitats. "Of the record there is no doubt, but no explanation of the occurrence occurs to one. This insect is a northern and mountain insect, confer however Golden-rod Brindle a similar occurrence." (W Parkinson Curtis): Bloxworth, a single specimen (O Pickard-Cambridge).

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Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-12mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Dandelion, Common Chickweed and Knotgrass
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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