Geometridae: Larentiinae

1762 (ABH70.098) Dark Marbled Carpet Dysstroma citrata (=Chloroclysta), (Linnaeus, 1761)

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 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Dark Marbled Carpet
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This species is very similar to the Common Marbled Carpet, but is much less common.

 

Pupates in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 14-19mm.
Foodplant(s): broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, heathland and moorland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 35 (13%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2015

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 June to 09 September

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata (=Chloroclysta)


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, yellow, white, purple
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2