Davey, P., 2009: A low density species in Britain, the larva feeding on bramble (Rubus fruticosus) and raspberry (Rubus idaeus). In Dorset, the moth is rare and tends to be recorded as singletons from the eastern half of the county. The few Beautiful Carpet records contain locality data that hint at a preferred habitat of open, often actively forested woodland where bramble flourishes in recently created clearings.
Recorded in 18 (45%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1928. Last Recorded in 2018. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats