Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Common Marbled Carpet
Dysstroma truncata
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Dark Marbled Carpet
Dysstroma citrata

(Linnaeus, 1761) 1762 / 70.098
=Chloroclysta citrata

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in southern England but widespread elsewhere, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp.), birch (Betula spp.), bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) and wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca) In Dorset, the moth is local, occurring on chalky soils in central and north-east Dorset, typically in open woodland such as Stubhampton Bottom where it is frequent, and on the Purbeck Ridge where it is very local. Elsewhere, it is found in the west of the county in open woodland on clay... Read More

Recorded in 15 (38%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-19mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Many woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/07/2019+9SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
12/08/201529ST91 Tarrant Gunville
12/08/201519ST91 Tarrant Gunville
12/08/201519ST91 Tarrant Gunville
12/08/201519ST91 Tarrant Gunville

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